On And Off

P finally received his letter today inviting him to register for an appointment for his vaccination.  They have just got around to the over 70s here.

He is supposed to ring the helpline number 111 to register and they will give him his appointment details.

Well, he tried calling on and off from the time we received the letter, around midday, until he lost patience and gave up, around 5 p.m.

I was browsing the online news feeds late this afternoon when a post popped up from Manx Telecom saying, oops sorry, there is a problem with the 111 line which we are trying to fix.  By the time it was sorted out at 6 p.m. all the helpline staff had finished for the day so there was no reply.  

Hopefully we will have better luck tomorrow.

Oh, and another three week circuit breaker lockdown has now been introduced tonight due to another sudden spike in cases, most likely caused by the ferry company staff member who brought it here last week.

Cest la vie!




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  1. Manx Telecom? I bet they are fat cats who own that business JayCee?

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  2. Here they have opened up to over 80's - pictures of them lining up in frigid weather. No thanks, I think I'll wait!

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    1. Yes, let's make all the most vulnerable people wait outside in the cold!

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  3. Peregrine must be terrified. A soothing massage with aromatic oils should calm him. Gentle background harp music and dimmed lighting will help to create the right kind of ambience. I also advise that you warm up your hands before the session begins.

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    1. He says that he is not afraid of a little prick

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    2. That's not what he said to his scout master.

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  4. I have phoned to register, and a recorded voice told me they'd get back to me when slots were available. So far nothing! I'm sorry to hear that you are once again in lockdown... we all have to be so cautious.

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    1. P is supposed to be receiving his appointment sometime within a week. We are staying at home until then.

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  5. C'est la vie and deja vu. We've just had ours extended too. Too many celebrations here and Corona parties.
    Good luck with the vaccine. Thank goodness it's easier here to register on our island but they're still vaccinating 75 plus. So I wait

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  6. Ours are now vaccinating the over 70s. At least the UK are increasing the number of doses they send us for this month.

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  7. That was a bit frustrating for P but I’m sure he will get an appointment very soon. So far it seems to have gone really smoothly around here. XXXX

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  8. YP, you are incorrigable! Jaycee, that is the biggest frustration here too.
    It impossible to get through to anyone

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    1. He finally managed to get through this morning but will have to wait for them to call back with an appointment

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  9. If it's like here, they're very keen to get people jabbed so as soon as you finally manage to make contact it'll go like clockwork, with a bit of luck!

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  10. Here we have to wait for a bright blue envelope to come in the post for an appointment time. They seem to be doing over 65's now here so I'm hoping it won't be too long now for mine. I don't think we've been out of lockdown since Christmas and I feel sure we were in it before that too, in fact, I'm pretty sure we've been in lockdown for ever now!! Stay safe. x

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    1. It has dragged on for quite a while, but things are looking up now with the vaccine. We shall get there xx

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  11. Sounds like a frustrating day all round JayCee.

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    1. It was frustrating for P, hanging on the 'phone for hours only to find out later that the number wasn't working!

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  12. Wishing and hoping and waiting... here in Naperville, IL, USA!
    Good luck to P!

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    1. Hope you don't have to wait too long Ellen. Good luck x

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    2. Well, you brought me good luck with your sweet reply. I was at the pharmacy picking up my meds and they said that they had an extra dose of Moderna and would I like it! So I got the first dose today! How random is that? Thanks, JayCee!!

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  13. Darling JC,

    Well, just catching up with you and everything seems to be happening on the Isle of Man. Lockdown has been declared here again too in Budapest, so you are not alone.

    We loved the idea of your car park take away supper. This could really catch on , we think. However, just thinking of your trifle, we might well have decided to call the whole thing off and just sit contentedly at home with the trifle.:):)

    Good news that the vaccination dates are coming....take care until then.

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    1. Even I could not have eaten 10 portions of chocolate trifle!
      Our vaccine programme is gathering speed now at long last and I am hoping that my turn should come next month, fingers crossed.
      Stay safe x

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