Carers raise concerns over standard of PPE – Isle of Wight council say it’s in line with latest Gov guidance

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Union rep says the equipment being provided is not sufficient for people to do intimate care. The IW council say use of PPE is in line with the latest guidance

Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 4:38pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Further improvements made at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, say CQC (updated)

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The latest inspection found improvements in several areas of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Details within

Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 11:40am

By John Scott with one comment

Today could see highest temperatures this year for some, say Isle of Wight Met Service

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If the predictions are correct, you'll be able to open your windows and enjoy the balmy sunshine today

Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 9:35am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council retraining staff to focus on battling the Coronavirus crisis

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Here's how Isle of Wight council are retraining and redeploying staff to new roles to help in the fight against Coronavirus

Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 9:03am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Small rise in official confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases

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The latest rise comes as St Mary’s Hospital gears up for a increase of positive cases over the coming days and weeks

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 7:34pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Now is ‘not the time to go boating in Cowes due to the Coronavirus outbreak,’ says Cowes Harbour Commission

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With the current fair weather and Easter bank holiday on the way, Cowes Harbour Master Capt., Stuart McIntosh, reminds sailors that, “going out on the water rarely fits into the Government’s four criteria for being out and about”

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 4:44pm

By Louisa Mamakou with one comment

Six months jail for Isle of Wight man who coughed at police threatening Coronavirus infection

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An Isle of Wight man has been jailed for six months after coughing at police officers and threatening to infect them with Covid-19

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 4:32pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 7 readers' comments

Fifth person on the Isle of Wight who tested positive for Coronavirus passes away

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Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the fifth Islander to pass away after testing positive for Coronavirus

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 2:51pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island schools and nurseries snap up free offer of handwashing book from Isle of Wight bookshop

The Island-based business is offering free copies of the handwashing book to primary schools and nurseries who are still open and supporting the children of key workers

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 11:26am

By Krissy Lloyd with 2 readers' comments

Watch the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary on your TV screens

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Impressed by their determination to ‘take the Sanctuary to the people', The Steph Show features the Isle of Wight's Virtual Donkey Sanctuary today

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 9:35am

By David Hayles

Confusion over what happens with Council Tax during Coronavirus outbreak cleared up

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There has been some confusion in the community as to what happens about council tax during the Coronavirus outbreak. Details within should help clear that up

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 9:19am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

NEU launches education microsite for parents and carers

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The site is split into advice, latest news and resources and will be updated regularly as more information from Government and exam bodies is received

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 9:01am

By Peter Shreeve