COVID-19 update from
the Isle of Wight Council
14 October 2021 www.keeptheislandsafe.org
Please share any of the following messages with your networks
- Meet outside where possible
We should all continue to meet outside where possible.
If you are meeting others inside it is important to make sure the room is well ventilated by opening windows, doors or air vents.
Adequate ventilation reduces how much virus is in the air and helps reduce the risk from aerosol transmission.
- Changes to collection of rapid response LFT kits
If you give the pharmacy a ‘collect code’ when you pick up the tests, it helps the NHS match your details to the tests. You can get your code at gov.uk/get-collect-code
Tests are still free and can also be ordered online without a collect code. Find out more on the Keep the Island Safe webpage.
- Getting the booster vaccination
Islanders will be contacted by the NHS when it is their turn to get the booster. You can currently book an appointment via your GP practice. The Riverside will also be available for the booster in the near future. When booster appointments at the Riverside become available you will be able to book online via the NHS website or by calling 119.
Vaccinations remain the best protection against COVID-19 for yourself and others. Please encourage friends, family and colleagues to get vaccinated.
Children aged 12-15 will get their COVID-19 vaccination as part of the in-school vaccination 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.
Get advice about vaccinations for different age groups and the booster vaccine on this page.
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. Instead you are advised 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
There are still many simple things we can all do to help stop the virus spreading:
- Meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.
- Wear a face covering in crowded or enclosed spaces such as public transport.
- Keep washing hands regularly.
- Get the COVID-19 vaccine when contacted. Find out how to get a vaccine.
- Don’t guess, take a test. Keep taking regular rapid response LFT tests.
- Self-isolate and take a PCR test when you get symptoms.
- Self-isolate when asked to do so by NHS Test and Trace.
- Be kind and respectful of other people’s decisions.
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 12 October 2021.
Easy to share social media
Please share these social media messages on your own Facebook pages:
Get your collect code for LFT test kits:
Don’t guess, take a test
Thank you for all you do to #KeepTheIslandSafe