Please keeping taking LFT tests regularly when you don’t have symptoms. If you develop symptoms you should book a PCR test online or by calling 119.
Daily rapid testing
People who are fully vaccinated and identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 (any variant including Omicron) should take an NHS rapid lateral flow test every day for seven days.
If you test positive on the LFT you must isolate and take a PCR test.
This applies to:
fully vaccinated adults – people who have had 2 jabs
all children aged 5 to 18 years and 6 months, regardless of their vaccination status
people who can prove they are unable to be vaccinated for clinical reasons
people taking part, or have taken part, in an approved clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine
Unvaccinated adults are not eligible for daily rapid testing. They must still self-isolate for 10 days if they are a contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 (all variants including Omicron) unless eligible for existing workplace daily contact testing.
Ordering LFTs online
If you aren’t able to order LFTs online, please try again another time. The government may close the system temporarily to fulfil orders that have been already placed.
Collecting LFTs from a pharmacy
At the moment you do not need a collect code to pick up LFTs from your local pharmacy.
Face coverings are required by law in most indoor public venues including places of worship, theatres and cinemas, shops and on public transport.
If you can you should work from home.
NHS COVID Pass. From Wednesday 15 December certain venues and events will be required by law to check that all visitors aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated, have proof of a negative test in the last 48 hours, or have an exemption.
These are the latest published vaccination and COVID-19 stats for the Isle of Wight, from NHS England and UK Health Security Agency, respectively. Read the full report.
The graphic shows:
111,755 – The number of island residents who have received their first dose of the vaccine.
103,984 – The number of island residents who have received their second dose of the vaccine.
55,874 – The number of island residents who have received their booster dose of the vaccine.
19,782 – The number of confirmed cases to date of Island residents who have received a positive COVID-19 test result since March 2020. This is based on the residential address of the person tested rather than where they are registered with a GP.
808 – The number of positive cases in the seven-day period.