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  1. Hmmm I gave my son (UK resident) my Manx regd car a couple of years back. He wanted to come to the island for a day to pick it up (like Dan) and drive it to its initial pre-booked MOT near where he lives in Shropshire. He contacted the police and the DVLA who both maintained that it was illegal for a UK resident with a UK driving licence to drive a Manx registered vehicle in the UK unless it was a hire car or on trade plates. We did question this using UK licensed lorry drivers driving european lorries into the country but the police were very firm about this view and quoted the exact legislation concerned which we checked and sure enough .. I shall see if I still have their communication. Incidentally Dan, the DVLA said it must be pre-booked into the nearest MOT station to the point of entry into the UK yet the police said it didn't have to be the nearest as long as you went straight there on entering the UK. We never did find out who was right on that discrepancy. Top tip : Don't declare it exported from IOM until it really has (the point when the UK V5C is issued) otherwise you can render it unregistered anywhere until DVLA do their bit which could be weeks ..
  2. What John says plus it is illegal for a UK resident to drive a foreign registered car in the UK.
  3. Not accurate. CI are part of British Isles and British Islands (not mentioned here)
  4. Yes. This is BY FAR the number one problem yet hardly anyone talks about it compared to all the other supposed answers. The waste we create is close behind but waste ultimately relies on #1 problem.
  5. The vaccine rollout decisions were not dependent on EU non-membership.
  6. Yep. I have been trying to link the TAC Verif app with the TousAntiCovid app (where the certificates are stored) to save carrying the paper bit around and scanning it each time. Failed..
  7. Thought so hence your point about 30 days being a real pain if you are travelling. Mrs biker points out you (obv) need access to a printer once you download any updated certificate which will of course not then be on security paper. I think this is the IOM gov all over. Slow, inefficient, costly and different for the sake of it, often to every Manx resident's detriment once you have the temerity to go elsewhere. It seems little has changed since I worked there 30+ years ago.
  8. Nah, it doesn't warrant that now the issue has, finally, been resolved. It just doesn't matter any more. Perhaps it won't happen again eh ? 😉
  9. Me too. I'm off to France where they have an app called TousAntiCovid. It provides a QR to access places and transport that require full vax. I have just tried to activate it with the NHS 2D barcode and .. yes .. it works. It just all needs repeating in 30 days which, as you have already pointed out, is a pain Maybe your destination countries have a similar app to the French that may help whilst this is resolved?
  10. Cage rattled and a prompt response. Thank you Richard. There was a 2nd email sent at 1413 on the 14th June following the one to which you referred (sent at 1212). It is pointless going any further with this as the subsequent 2 lost emails included a once valid enquiry that has now been rendered irrelevant by the recent issue resolution. That said, I can prove both were sent, so if they do arrive, any response would now be entirely superfluous. However, fair play to you. You had the you-know-whats to contribute on here...👍
  11. Well that's an improvement to the sub-optimal attitude of the Chief Information Officer for Manx Care who chose to completely ignore two emails on this subject. The first was on the 14th June and the subsequent chaser on 31st July. Good job this has now since been resolved. Hey ... that's not you is it ? 😉
  12. It's a public forum, there is bound to be details that are inaccurate or perhaps not 100% accurate but I'd be wary of anyone lazily assuming we are all numpties who know next to nothing.
  13. Yep hence this thread I just want the least grief at international borders and other places requiring vax confirmation (who wouldn't). However....someone in Primary Care gave me the heads up months and months ago as to why Manx resident users of the NHS app would not be able access all the NHS app (eg this subsequently available QR. ) Much of this was later confirmed in the dialogue that thread but way before all that I was given the name of a CS so I emailed him for clarification. There followed a very prompt "first name terms" response acknowledging the issue but pointing out it wasn't his specific responsibility. I politely replied asking who was responsible - no reply I chased this up a week or two back with polite but more direct language - no reply In the short time I worked for the Manx Government 30 years ago , I would never have just ignored a letter/email from joe public yet this now seems to be the way to dodge stuff you don't want to deal with. International Travel by Dunroamin. ?😀 fabulous...
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