Please meet outdoors where possible. This is the safest way to meet.
When we meet up indoors, opening windows helps to reduce our chance of catching and spreading viruses like COVID-19 and flu.
COVID-19 particles hang around and build up indoors, especially when windows and doors are closed. The more particles in the air, the higher the risk of transmission.
COVID-19 particles disperse much faster when we let fresh air into the room, so the chance of breathing them in is greatly reduced.
Opening your windows for just a few minutes at a time can make a big difference.
Please encourage friends, family and colleagues to get vaccinated.
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.
Get the facts you need to make the right decision for your child on this website. It will also help you understand the consent process. There is also more information for parents on this webinar by Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG.
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.
Get advice about vaccinations for different age groups and the booster vaccine on this page.
If you try to book online but are only offered a mainland appointment, please wait and try again. New appointments are released daily.
COVID-19 cases on the Island are high. Please take care and protect yourself and others.
There are things we can all do to keep our Island community safe:
- Get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone age 12 and over.
- Meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.
- Wear a mask in crowded and indoor areas.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap or use hand sanitiser.
- Don’t guess, take a test! Keep taking regular rapid response LFT tests.
- Self-isolate and take a PCR test if you develop symptoms, however mild.
- Keep using the NHS COVID-19 app to check-in to venues, record a test or report symptoms.
- Be kind and respectful of other people’s decisions.
If you are double-vaccinated or under the age of 18, 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
Weekly data is published on Isle of Wight Council’s Facebook page on a Tuesday.
Here is the data published on Tuesday 09 November 2021.
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Please share these social media messages on your own Facebook pages:
Fresh air is vital:
Don’t guess, take a test
Thank you for all you do to #KeepTheIslandSafe