Walk-in vaccinations for anyone over the age of 18 to get their first dose are available Thursday 1 July 5 pm to 6pm at Carisbrooke Health Centre, PO30 1NR. No need to book, just turn up.
Delay to stage 4 of the Roadmap
Read more about the current restrictions on the government website.
It is still government advice that we should not travel to amber or red list countries, even if other countries make changes to their entry requirements.
You can read about the traffic light system for international travel.
Help keep the Island safe by following the rules of hands, face, space and fresh air.
If you’re going out, keep a safe distance from people who aren’t friends and family.
Wear a face covering when required or where social distancing is difficult.
Meet outside where possible. Stick to six people or two households when meeting indoors and let fresh air in.
Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
Vaccinations are now being offered to UK adults age 18 and over. Please book via the NHS UK website or by calling 119.
Please rearrange your vaccination appointment if you can’t make it. This will allow the dose to be used for someone else.
If you had your first vaccine at a walk-in centre, you can book your second dose online for 8-12 weeks after your first dose.
Before you go to get your vaccine, please make sure that you’ve recently had a drink and something to eat.
It is not too late for older people to get their first dose. Please encourage friends, family and colleagues to get vaccinated.
Vaccines have been shown to be effective against all variants. It is important to have both doses for full protection.
COVID case and vaccination data
Weekly data is published on Isle of Wight Council’s Facebook page on a Tuesday.
Data published on Tuesday 29 June 2021: (update link)
Testing is still vital
If you don’t have COVID-19 symptoms please take a twice weekly rapid response Lateral Flow Test (LFT). Tests are free and can be taken in store or collected from pharmacies. Use your postcode and this map to find your nearest participating pharmacy. Please report test results whether negative or positive.
It is especially important to consider Lateral Flow Testing before travelling on or off the Island.
If you have symptoms you must self-isolate and book 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 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-isolation is a legal requirement If you test positive for coronavirus or have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
More online information about self-isolation is available.
Easy to share social media
Please share these social media messages on your own Facebook pages:
Do you know when to self-isolate?
Top tips for staying safe from local GP Dr Simon Giles: https://www.facebook.com/isleofwightcouncil/posts/4033497720039095
Support if you’re self-isolating: