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November 1, 2019

Isle of Man Useful Tips and Information – Money Matters

USEFUL TIPS
& INFORMATION
MONEY MATTERS
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Banks and Bank Holidays
Most high street banks have premises on the Isle
of Man. The opening hours are generally 9.30am
to 4.30pm. Bank Holidays are the same as those in
the UK with two additional holidays – Senior Race
Day (TT Races) on the 9th June and Tynwald Day
(the Manx National Day) on the 5th July.
Duty Rota hours are from 5.30pm to
6.30pmMonday–Friday (excluding Bank
Holidays)and Sundays and Bank Holidays from
12 noon to 1.00pm

Mobile Phones
There are two mobile phone networks operating
on the Isle of Man – Manx Telecom and Sure.
Each mobile network has commercial agreements
with mobile phone networks in the UK, Europe and
the rest of the world.

It is advisable to check with your own mobile
network to determine the level and charges of the
roaming services with the Isle of Man providers.
Please note the Isle of Man is outside the EU
jurisdiction and as such does not benefit from the
tariff caps operating within the European Union.

Currency Information
The Isle of Man has its own currency with the
same denominations as the UK. UK currency is
legal tender in the Isle of Man but Manx currency
is not accepted in the UK, although notes can be
exchanged at UK banks.

Cash Machines
Automated cash machines are available in all the
major towns around the Isle of Man. Manx bank
notes are dispensed from all cash machines apart
from those situated at the Sea Terminal and
the Airport, where English notes are issued.

HEALTH
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Chemists
Dispensing chemists are open from 9.00am to
5.30pm Mondays to Saturdays. Outside of these
times there are limited opening hours and a duty
chemist rota is in operation. This list can be
obtained from the Department of Health and
Social Care prior to travel. It is also available
online and your accommodation provider should
be able to provide you with details.

Doctors and Hospitals
The Manx Emergency Doctor Service (MEDS)
operate an ‘Out of Hours’ emergency service
when doctors’ surgeries are closed. The service is
contactable on and is ONLY available out of hours
– 6.00pm to 8.00am Monday to Friday or 24-hours
over weekends and Bank Holidays. In the case
of an emergency please attend Accident and
Emergency (telephone +44(0) 1624 650040
for A&E enquiries), or for life threatening
emergencies please call emergency services
on 999.

Noble’s Hospital is situated outside of
Douglas at The Strang, Braddan. Should you need
to contact the hospital the telephone number
is +44 (0) 1624 650000. Ramsey Cottage
Hospital in the North of the Island can
be contacted on +44 (0) 1624 811811.

Reciprocal Health Agreement
UK residents visiting the Isle of Man will receive
free NHS treatment if they become ill whilst here.
Statutory charges are applicable for both residents
and visitors e.g. prescription charges.

Anyone visiting the Island should ensure they
have adequate insurance in place in the event
of repatriation (return travel to someone’s
home country) being required.

The information regarding the Agreement is
correct at the time of publication but visitors
are recommended to check the position
prior to their visit.

Parking
The Isle of Man operates a policy disc parking zones
in the Island’s Towns and Villages. Non residents
wishing to park in these areas must display a parking
disc in their vehicle showing the time of arrival in
the parking place. Discs are usually available from
vehicle hire firms, the Sea Terminal, Douglas, Police
Stations, Post Offices and local Commissioners’
Offices throughout the Island..

Visitor Information Points
The visitor information centre is at the Sea
Terminal in Douglas but you’ll also find smaller
visitor information centres in some of the main
towns and villages around the Island including:
Peel: Market Place
Port Erin: Bridson Street
Laxey: Mines Road
Castletown: Civic Centre, Farrants Way
Ramsey: Parliament Square

Supermarkets
The Isle of Man has a number of supermarkets
located around the Island, including the following:
Tesco
Lake Road, Douglas
Shoprite
Little Switzerland, Douglas
The Village Walk, Onchan
Bowring Road, Ramsey
Derby Road, Peel
Bridson Road, Port Erin
Arbory Street, Castletown

Bus Timetable
The Isle of Man’s bus network – Bus Vannin –
serves the whole of the Island on a regular basis
including Ronaldsway Airport and the Sea Terminal
in Douglas. Bus Timetables for the different routes
on the Isle of Man can be found at:
gov.im/categories/travel-traffic-andmonitoring/
bus-and-rail

Weather & Shipping Forecasts
Accurate and up-to-date forecasts are
provided by the Ronaldsway Met Office:

Online Information
gov.im/weatherRecorded weather forecast
0900 624 3300 (Premium rate)

Weatherman – 24 hours:
0900 624 3200 (Premium rate)

Recorded shipping forecast:
0900 624 3322 (Premium rate)

Isle of Man Steam Packet
+44 (0) 1624 661661

Isle of Man Airport
+44 (0) 1624 821600

Isle of Man Welcome Centre
+44 (0) 1624 686801

Bus Vannin
+44 (0) 1624 697473

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