The Isle of Wight currently has extremely high rates of COVID-19 cases. St Mary’s hospital and our NHS team are under pressure.


We are in a National Lockdown.
We must all stay home so we can slow the spread of COVID-19.
1 in 3 people with COVID-19 have no symptoms.

You must not leave your home unless you have a reasonable excuse (for example, for work or education purposes).
If you need to travel you should stay local – meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live – and look to reduce the number of journeys you make overall.

For more information head to:…

#IsleOfWight #NationalLockdown #HandsFaceSpace

  • Post 2 STAY HOME
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The best thing we can all do is to stay at home.

1 in 3 people with COVID-19 have no symptoms.

If you need to go out for essential reasons, please make space from people not in your household or support bubble.

Here are the essential reasons for leaving home:

For more information on COVID-19 on the Isle of Wight, please go to

#KeepTheIslandSafe #StayHome #StaySafe #IsleOfWight

  • Post 3 HandsFaceSpace

Please follow #HandsFaceSpace.

These three simple actions can make a big difference to help stop the spread of COVID-19 if you need to go out.

🙌 Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds
😷 Cover your face when required
↔  Keep a two metre distance with those you do not live with or are not in your support bubble

For more information on preventing the spread of COVID-19 go to:

  • Post 4 – Get tested

Have you got COVID-19 symptoms? Get tested.
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you’re getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you get your result. This also applies to anyone in your support bubble.

You can book a test at the test centre or a home test.
You need to get the test done in the first 8 days of having symptoms.
Book your test now:

☎️ Phone 119. Lines are open 7am to 11pm.
🌐 Book online at
📲 NHS COVID-19 app

If you need support while self-isolating, please visit

#KeepTheIslandSafe #COVID19Test #SelfIsolate #COVID19Symptoms

  • Post 5 – Isle of Wight COVID-19 helpline

The Isle of Wight COVID-19 Helpline is open
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm

Call 01983 823 600

*If you call when the helpline is closed, the Wightcare out of hours service will advise you how to get the support you need. Call 01983 821105, 24 hours a day.

If it’s a crisis:
Call 111 – this number is for patients to get the right advice or treatment they need, be that for their physical or mental health.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call 01983 217297 – Mountbatten Keep Connected Helpline.
24 hours a day.

Call 116 123 – Samaritans
24/7, FREE from any phone

Call 01983 821105 – Wightcare
24 hours a day

Find out more about support for Islanders:

#KeepTheIslandSafe #COVIDSupport #IsleofWightSupport

  • Post 6 – self isolation

Self-isolation – are you prepared?
Find advice about being prepared for self-isolation and information about what self-isolation means on

#KeepTheIslandSafe #SelfIsolation #Covid19

  • Post 7 Financial support when self isolating

If you test positive for COVID-19 and need to self-isolate you can apply for financial support here:

For information about other available support: