27 April 2021
Enjoy the Island this May bank holiday weekend.
Remember the golden rules to keep the Island safe:
- Stay two metres apart from those outside of your household.
- Stick to groups of up to six people or two households.
- Wear a face covering indoors or where social distancing is difficult.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
- Book your COVID-19 vaccination when invited by the NHS.
- Get regular COVID-19 rapid response tests to reduce the risk of passing it on and feeding the chains of transmission.
Check in with the NHS COVID-19 app when you go into venues.
Our actions make a big difference.
With an extra day to spend exploring the Island this weekend, don’t forget to support local.
Have you been nervous about visiting places again? Please watch this video to find out about how Island businesses have been preparing for your return. We’d love to help put your mind at ease and encourage you to support local businesses in a COVID-secure way.
Please share your favourite COVID-secure places on the Island with us! Post a photo, video, or review on social media using #KeepTheIslandSafe.
Help to keep yourself and others safe at polling stations at the local and police and crime commissioner elections on 6 May.
- Clean your hands.
- Keep a safe distance.
- Wear a face covering.
- Bring your own pen.
- Do not vote in person if you feel unwell. You can get a proxy vote up to 5pm on election day.
Find out more about safely casting your vote on the electoral commission website.
Keep the Island safe by getting regular rapid response COVID-19 tests.
The tests are easy to do and show results within 30 minutes.
Pharmacy collect is now available. Anyone over the age of 18 can collect test kits from participating pharmacies to use at home. Step-by-step instructions are included with the test kit. A video demonstration and alternative language versions are available online.
Please keep an eye on our Keep The Island Safe website. It’s where we’ll post the latest information about rapid response testing.
Self-isolation is when you do not leave your home because you have or might have COVID-19. This helps stop the virus spreading to other people. Self-isolation is not the same as lockdown or social distancing.
You could receive a fine if you do not self-isolate when required.
You may be eligible for a Test and Trace support payment if required to self-isolate.
Find information about self-isolation on keeptheislandsafe.org.
These are the latest published vaccination and COVID-19 stats for the Isle of Wight, from NHS England and Public Health England, respectively.
Cases are expected to fluctuate as we come out of lockdown and the government’s programme of rapid response testing for people without symptoms is rolled out.
You can read the full report here: https://www.iow.gov.uk/covid19_data
The COVID-19 statistics for the Isle of Wight, published by Public Health England on 26 April 2021 at 4.00pm including data up to 25 April 2021.
The vaccination statistics for the Isle of Wight, published by NHS England on 22 April 2021 including data up to 18 April 2021.
The graphic shows:
- 88,906 – The number of island residents who have received at least one dose of the vaccine
- 6,793 – 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.
- 19 – The number of positive cases in the seven-day period.
- 13.4 – 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.