Protect your business and staff from a COVID-19 outbreak.
- Make sure your risk assessment is up to date. All businesses are required to have an active risk assessment to help stop transmission of COVID-19. You can get information about risk assessments and COVID-19 on the HSE website.
- Workplaces still have a duty to reduce exposure of their workers to COVID-19. However, providing adequate ventilation does not mean people have to work in an uncomfortably chilly or cold workplace. Use this self-help tool to help you manage ventilation at work.
- Encourage regular LFT testing. If you don’t offer workplace testing, staff can get tests for free.
- Encourage staff to get fully vaccinated.
- Support NHS Test and Trace and stick to self-isolation rules.
Please contact the Isle of Wight Council’s team on email@example.com if you need more help to keep your staff and workplace safe.
Advice for Parents
Is your child feeling under the weather?
Healthier Together and NHS.UK have put together some handy guidance for parents and carers. It includes what to do in response to a wide range of symptoms and illnesses and when to send children to school or not.
COVID-19 hasn’t gone away. Cases are currently highest in younger school age children ages 5 to 14. Please take care and protect yourself and others.
Help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other illness by remembering:
- Meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.
- Don’t guess, take a test! Keep taking regular rapid response LFT tests, especially if you are going to an event, crowded place or seeing vulnerable friends and family.
- Get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone age 12 and over.
- Self-isolate and take a PCR test if you develop symptoms, however mild.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
- Wear a mask where appropriate, such as in crowded and indoor areas.
- Maintain social distancing.
- Limit close contact with people you don’t usually live with.
- Be kind and respectful of other people’s decisions.
Please encourage friends, family and colleagues to get vaccinated.
The go to place for information about the vaccination programme on the Island is the Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG’s website.
Pfizer and Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics are available on the Island to anyone aged 16 or over for their first or second dose. It must have been at least eight weeks since the first dose, to receive your second dose.
Online bookings are available for 12-15 year olds alongside the schools programme.
You will be contacted by the NHS when it is your turn to get the booster (at least six months after your second dose). You can book your booster vaccine appointment via your GP practice, by calling 119 or online via the NHS website.
If you try to book online but are only offered a mainland appointment, please wait and try again. New appointments are released daily. Vaccination information is available on this page.
If you are double-vaccinated or under the age of 18 and 6 months, you are not required to self-isolate if you are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. You are advised instead to take a PCR test.
If you’re worried about money because you’ve been asked to self-isolate, or you need to look after a child who is self-isolating, financial support is available via the Isle of Wight Council website.
Self-isolation can be very difficult especially if you have financial, work, family or mental health worries. Help is available via the Isle of Wight COVID-19 helpline on 01983 823600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID case and vaccination data
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