COVID-19 testing on the Island available seven days a week
From Sunday 25 July the test centre at Newclose, which is for those with COVID-19 symptoms or who have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace, increased its opening hours to include Sundays so that testing is available seven days a week for Islanders.
Please do not arrive without an appointment. Book your test by calling 119, online or via the NHS COVID-19 app.
It is open from 8.30am to 2pm, Monday to Sunday.
Important things to remember:
If you have symptoms book a test and self-isolate.
If you can’t get to a test centre, you can still book a home test.
Please don’t travel on public transport to get a PCR test.
Please don’t book a PCR test if you don’t have symptoms. You can take regular rapid response tests (LFT) when you don’t have symptoms – these are available from most pharmacies or can be ordered online.
Escape the crowds and discover the Island’s beautiful open spaces this summer.
This week our spotlight is on Fort Victoria. It has some of the Island’s most remarkable views of the western Solent and the shore is one of the best vantage points for watching passing boats and shipping.
The scenic beach is the ideal place to find fossil turtle shell and crocodile scales.
Our Isle of Wight COVID-19 helpline is for anyone who needs information about COVID-19 or support because of self-isolation. If you are alone with no local network of friends, family or neighbours, please call (01983) 823600 to ask for help.
The COVID-19 statistics for the Isle of Wight, published by Public Health England on 26 July 2021 at 5.15pm including data up to 25 July 2021.
The vaccination statistics for the Isle of Wight, published by NHS England on 22 July 2021 including data up to 18 July 2021.
The graphic shows the following:
104,986 – The number of Island residents who have received their first dose of the vaccine.
90,418 – The number of Island residents who have received their second dose of the vaccine.
7,854 – 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.
428 – The number of positive cases in the seven-day period.
301.9 – 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.