On Wednesday 8 December the Prime Minister announced that the government were bringing in Plan B. This is to slow the spread of COVID-19, allow for more vaccinations including boosters to be given and to understand how the Omicron variant works.
The changes are:
From Friday 10 December, face coverings will be mandatory for most indoor public venues including places of worship, theatres and cinemas, as well as in shops and on public transport.
From Monday 13 December, you should work from home if you can.
From Wednesday 15 December (subject to parliamentary approval), people will need an NHS Covid Pass – or a negative lateral flow test – to gain entry to:
Indoor unseated venues with more than 500 people
Unseated outdoor venues with more than 4,000 people
We all need someone to talk to. It can be difficult living on your own, going through self-isolation or feeling lonely, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began and social interactions became so rare.
The Wightcare Telecheck service provides regular calls from our warm, friendly and experienced staff based in Newport.
Whether it’s just a quick call to check you are safe and well, a friendly catch up to talk about your day, or more frequent calls to see how you’re getting on, Wightcare is here to help. All our care is tailored to suit you.
The Telecheck service also enhances the other services provided by Wightcare. If you have any questions about what other support could help you, please ask.
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:
111,576 – The number of island residents who have received their first dose of the vaccine.
103,619 – The number of island residents who have received their second dose of the vaccine.
47,103 – The number of island residents who have received their booster dose of the vaccine.
18,946 – 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.
789 – The number of positive cases in the seven-day period.
554.5 – 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.