If you’re celebrating with friends or family this year, remember that meeting outdoors is safer. If you do meet indoors, make sure to let fresh air in.
Fresh air is so important as it helps dilute COVID-19 particles and can blow them away. The more fresh air you let into your home or other enclosed spaces, the less likely a person is to inhale infectious particles. Opening your windows for just 10 minutes, or a small amount of time continuously where you can, makes a significant difference.
Don’t forget to take a rapid response LFT test before and after any celebration or event to check you’re not spreading COVID-19 amongst your loved ones without knowing.
If you are asked to book online or by calling 119 but are only offered a mainland appointment, please wait and try again. New appointments are released daily. Please do not accept an appointment on the mainland.
Alternatively, you can wait for an invite from your GP. Your GP has every patient listed and will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. If you have travel plans and need to arrange your vaccination before you receive an invite, please call your GP.
These are the latest published vaccination and COVID-19 stats for the Isle of Wight, from NHS England and Public Health England, respectively. Read the full report.
The COVID-19 statistics for the Isle of Wight, published by Public Health England on 1 November 2021 at 6.20pm including data up to 31 October 2021.
The vaccination statistics for the Isle of Wight, published by NHS England on 28 October 2021 including data up to 24 October 2021.
The graphic shows:
110,360 – The number of Island residents who have received their first dose of the vaccine.
102,219 – The number of Island residents who have received their second dose of the vaccine.
15,430 – 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.
766 – The number of positive cases in the seven-day period.
538.3 – Weekly cases per 100,000. This is the number of Island residents who have received a positive COVID-19 test result in the seven-day period, divided by the total population of the Island.