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:
isleofmanpolicePeel 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.