Our libraries were pleased to open yesterday (Monday 12 April). Please note there are slightly reduced opening hours and a few changes have been made to make sure that library visiting is as COVID-safe as possible for everyone.
Books borrowed before this latest lockdown have all had their due-back date extended until 1 May.
The layout of the libraries has changed to allow safer access to books and computers and make sure that social distancing is still possible;
A limit to the number of customers allowed in each library at any time. This is different for each library according to the size and layout of the building.
If you plan to visit, you will need to:
Book public computers in advance. Wi-fi will be available for library users to browse the internet on their own devices in the libraries;
Provide NHS Test and Trace contact information;
Wear a face covering;
Use hand sanitiser as you enter the building, using the wall-mounted dispensers provided;
Limit your time in the library to 15 minutes for ‘Grab and Go’ book borrowing or 30-minutes for pre-booked computer or wi-fi use.
The COVID-19 statistics for the Isle of Wight, published by Public Health England on 12 April 2021 at 4pm including data up to 11 April 2021.
The vaccination statistics for the Isle of Wight, published by NHS England on 8 April 2021 including data up to 4 April 2021.
The graphic shows:
87,850 – The number of island residents who have received at least one dose of the vaccine
6,760 – 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.
27 – The number of positive cases in the seven-day period.
19 – 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 as lockdown eases: 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.