Law professor Peter Edge writes about some changes to the public health regulations here in the Isle of Man. This is good!

GC 2021/0014 replaces the old direction on when persons may leave their home… There is also a new ground allowing a person to move to other accommodation in a list of urgent circumstances including avoiding domestic abuse, having lost the entitlement to remain in their accommodation, medical grounds, or “the situation is an emergency and it is necessary for the person to move” (para.3(1)(f)). There is, relatedly, new group for collecting a vulnerable person in order to avoid a risk of harm, which can include overnight care (para.3(1)(r)).


Perhaps the Isle of Man Government could now consider issuing a pardon to the woman who was arrested and prosecuted during the last lockdown for fleeing a domestic disturbance?

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