Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic hit the shores of the UK in February 2020.

The first case was confirmed on the Isle of Wight on 7th March, with the second confirmed case a week later on the 14th.

The true number of people with the virus is expected to be much higher, but community-wide testing has not been carried out due to residents self-isolating.

Below are some articles relating to the Coronavirus (Covis-19/C19) outbreak.

Small rise in official confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases

hospital ward with beds

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 one comment

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

Aerial view of Cowes harbour

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

barbed wire around prison walls

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 2 readers' comments

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

white petal flowers in vase

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

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

monopoly and cash

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 8 readers' comments

NEU launches education microsite for parents and carers

screen grab of neu microsite

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

Financial help for charities and voluntary groups ‘leading the fightback against Coronavirus’

fifty pound note

The Isle of Wight council have announced two funds that Isle of Wight charities and voluntary groups can access

Monday, 6th April, 2020 7:43pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council extend period that dogs can be exercised on beaches

Dog and owner on beach

The normal restriction comes into force from 1st May. The council are making changes to that in light of the Coronavirus outbreak

Monday, 6th April, 2020 5:17pm

By IW Council Press Office

Letter: Let’s have decent pay for cleaners, carers, teachers, refuse collectors and workers playing a vital role in Coronavirus crisis

unison strike for fair pay march

Our cleaners, carers, teachers, refuse collectors and food industry workers are playing a vital role in this crisis. They deserve decent pay says Cameron Palin

Monday, 6th April, 2020 4:35pm

By Cameron Palin with 16 readers' comments

Details of how GCSEs and A-levels will be graded

Examination desks

How GCSEs and A-Levels will be graded has now been revealed. Details within

Monday, 6th April, 2020 3:50pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Solent LEP supports call for PPE supplies from businesses not using them

PPE mask and gloves

If you're a company which currently has saleable stock of PPE equipment which would normally be used in the operation of your business but is currently sitting idle, are you able to sell this to public organisations in great need?

Monday, 6th April, 2020 2:33pm

By Bex Pearce

What to do if you suspect a child is at risk of abuse during the Covid-19 crisis

holding child hand

The guidance comes as charities nationally warn of an increased risk of harm, neglect and online abuse faced by vulnerable children amid the UK-wide lockdown due to the pandemic

Monday, 6th April, 2020 11:39am

By IW Council Press Office