Simon Bryant, the council’s director of public health, said: “It remains extremely important that we all stick to the guidelines and stay at home – only leave home to purchase essential items, get a COVID-19 test, for exercise or to work if you absolutely cannot work from home.
“If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate and don’t leave home for any reason except to get a test at either Newclose or 1Leisure Medina.”
These changes to testing on the Island increase capacity from 400 to around 800 tests per day as required.
The graphic shows the COVID-19 statistics for the Isle of Wight, published by Public Health England on 11 January 2021 including data up to 10 January 2021.
The graphic shows:
4,318 – 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.
1,602 – The number of positive cases in the seven-day period.
1,130 – 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.
It is vital we all continue to follow the government guidelines during national restrictions: hands, face, space.
Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser regularly.
Wear a face-covering where appropriate.
Keep space from other people; two metres or at least one metre apart.
Grants available for local businesses
Island businesses eligible for government grant support under the latest national lockdown can now apply via the council’s website.