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During the last week of the second Isle of Man lockdown, the Isle of Man Government reduced the border restrictions to their “Border Level 4“. I am surprised at how little discussion there has been of their decision – especially given the current prevalence of the Coronavirus in the United Kingdom.

This post by law Professor Peter Edge is one of the very few things that I’ve seen on the issues it raises:

…This lack of clarity is particularly unfortunate, as this Regulation makes some quite significant amendments to the PHR* regime, intended as it is (per the guidance notes), “to reinstate the categories of person who may enter the Island … as those categories were prior to 23 December 2020”….The most significant changes, however, are to the rules governing who may enter the Island, specifically through a revision of the Schedule of Category A persons. The detailed list of non-residents who may be permitted entry (Schedule para.3A as amended) will be familiar from earlier iterations of the border controls, for instance the return of permission for removers to enter (para.12A as amended)


*Footnote in the quote above have been added by me – PHR is the Public Health Regulations

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.