Peel Carnival



Yesterday was Peel Carnival where quite a few people gathered to enjoy the festivities.

The picture above is taken from the IOM Constabulary's Instagram feed, together with their following caption:

isleofmanpolice Peel carnival yesterday. Great crowds at a fantastic event. Benefits of a covid free Island. Let’s make sure we all follow the guidelines still in place to keep it that way. #WorthIt #IOMPolice

We did not attend as we are still uncomfortable with being in a large crowd of people.  Now that our residents are allowed to travel off-island provided they promise to self quarantine for 14 days on their return, the risk is, we feel, still too great.  Indeed, when our small group was out walking in the morning we met another acquaintance who told us that she had seen a young woman in the local shop a few days ago.  She mentioned to the young girl that she thought she had been away on holiday, to which the reply was yes, she had arrived back on the island - yesterday!!!  Obviously her idea of quarantine differs from the rest of us.  That's why I am still being careful.

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  1. If there's good weather people will gather. Incredible picture for the times we live in JayCee.

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  2. I appeal to the people of Peel, let the bells peal! Do not let your guard down! I find that picture quite scary. The pesky virus is looking for a way to inveigle itself into your COVID-free lives. It could so easily happen.

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    1. I know. Much safer for us to stay at home and enjoy a good read.

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  3. Quite right to take it carefully ..... there are some who still don’t follow the rules 🙄 XXXX

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    1. Most people of our age we know who have recently travelled across, for either health or compassionate reasons, are all now in self quarantine. It seems to be the younger folk who are not bothering.

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  4. Best just to do as you feel right for yourself and leave others to do as they wish for themselves.

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    1. That is more or less what our Chief Minister said when he announced the easing of the lockdown restrictions. He said there is only so much the government can do now to protect residents and it is now down to us to do the right thing.

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  5. That's a lot of people to trust.

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  6. There doesn't look to be a lot of social distancing going on here.

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    1. Supposedly it is no longer mandatory here, but I wouldn't risk it.

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  7. Slightly scary photo. I would be staying home too! We have just entered Stage 3 (restaurants, cinemas open under strict conditions) but I'm not going anywhere any time soon!

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    1. As Rachel says, we must do what we feel is right for us and at the moment I don't feel happy in big crowds.

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  8. Oh what we would give to be in a place where a carnival was even possible; benefits of living on an island but a difficult thing not to make it a prison I guess.

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    1. It is tricky getting the balance just right I suppose.

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  9. My cousin shared pics of the carnival and it looked like great fun, like the snake race. But oh how shocking is the story of that young girl, no thought for others and why the quarantine rules are in place- I guess she could be severely fined if someone reported her.
    And actions like hers could scupper our air bridge.
    Hugs, x.

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