Guide to mental wellbeing during January 2021 lockdown

Self-isolation may help keep you physically well but mental wellbeing is important and a prolonged period of isolation can have a detrimental effect on mental health.

Here are some ideas to help you deal with self-isolation and help keep you mentally well:

Eat healthily and avoid constant snacking on sugary and salty snacks. Exercise regularly and wherever possible get outside for some fresh air even if it has to be …

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pest management – shooting – under January 2021 covid rules

Pest management

Any recreational shooting isn’t an essential activity, and therefore isn’t permitted under government guidelines.

However, the shooting of certain wild birds for the protection of food crops or livestock under the terms of a General Licence are permissible. Also, using a contractor to carry out pest management should be acceptable, as the contractor isn’t able to do their job at home. They should abide by social distancing rules …

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farm gate signs January 2021

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January 2021, when exercising please do not cross farmyards, past milking parlours or other farm buildings.



The Manx NFU is working with our members’ concerns over public rights of way through farm businesses in light of social distancing measures with unlimited exercise imposed as a result of COVID-19. To help our farmers the Manx NFU are doing everything we can to keep them safe whilst protecting our islands local food supply.


Request for members of the public;


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Covid 19 update 6th January 2021

Covid 19 update – where are we now?

The new rules come into effect 00:01 on the 7th January 2021 initially for a period of 21 days.

Your Manx NFU have been reviewing Government advice and the affairs of industry in our neighbouring jurisdictions to try and ascertain what is the best advice to be offering to our members and the wider agricultural sector, we have sent this email …

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EU Trade deal


The announcement that a trade deal between the UK and the EU has been agreed just days before the end of the transition period is a great relief.

Since the EU referendum four-and-a-half years ago, MNFU has been resolute in its belief that a ‘no deal’, and the introduction of tariffs on key agricultural products would have been a disaster …

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Farm visits for schools and groups of all ages.

If you are looking for a farm in your area to host a school visit please get in touch with the Manx NFU office who can help facilitate this by putting you in touch with the right farm in the right place that meets the needs of your learning requirements.

Currently some farms charge a nominal fee to cover the labour costs of a school visits but this will change …

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The Manx NFU are hiring. Membership secretary/Administrative assistant - 16hrs per week.

Job advertisement; posted 14th September 2020

Closing date for applications 1st October 2020 – all applicants will be notified of progress after this date.

Membership Secretary/Administrative Assistant to the Manx NFU.

Salary negotiable.

Applications to be made by way of covering letter and CV emailed to If you have any further questions about the role please email or call 662204 and ask to speak to Andrew Cooper.


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Update for potato growers

Update for potato growers.

There may still be diquat out on farm and to ensure everyone is aware of the current legislation we felt it appropriate to share the following information.

If anyone has purchased diquat recently or since the cut off date below they should return it to the supplier and ask for a refund.

Last year, the Chemicals Regulation Division of the Health and Safety Executive in …

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