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.

Support through telephone and online services continues for 700 people living with cancer

two women talking - wessex cancer trust still here for you

The Coronavirus pandemic represents a particularly anxious time for anyone living with cancer. Here's how Wessex Cancer Trust is helping and how you can help them

Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 10:01am

By Lorraine White

Over £11m paid to Isle of Wight businesses from C19 emergency fund

fifty pound notes

The Isle of Wight MP urges all small and medium sized businesses on the Island to see if they are eligible. Even if you don’t think you’re entitled, it’s worth checking

Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 5:25pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Why Covid-19 was downgraded from ‘High Consequence Infectious Disease’ (HCID) classification: The reasons and understanding them

covid19 in test tube

Circulation of the news that Covid-19 had been downgraded from being 'high consequence infectious disease' has caused great concern among some, whilst others assumed it meant there is no need for lockdown. OnTheWight sought assurances from the Government - here's what they said

Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 4:24pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Uplift in the number of Isle of Wight patients who have recovered from Covid-19

Hospital bed

There’s been an uplift in number of St Mary’s patients who have recovered from Coronavirus on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 2:45pm

By Sally Perry

Red Funnel ‘temporarily ceases’ RedJet crossings – Isle of Wight crossings now at minimum service

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

The changes have just been announced and see only a minimum service to and from the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 2:25pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

New ways to connect to Isle of Wight nature during the Coronavirus lock down

Male Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) feeding on sunflower seed

To help people get their daily dose of nature during these challenging times, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has created new ways for local people to connect with the natural world

Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 12:48pm

By Abi Webber

Two RAF Chinooks on standby for Air Ambulance during Covid19 pandemic

ventilator being wheeled across the field from the Merlin to the Puma.

Use of the RAF Chinook helicopters - each able to carry up to two ventilated patients - will play an important role in helping to bring increased support to patients on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 11:49am

By Andrew Shelley with 6 readers' comments

Help at hand for those struggling with Mental Health issues during Coronavirus crisis

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If you are finding it hard to cope without the social activities and interactions that you would normally have or finding it difficult having to stay at home help is at hand

Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 9:09am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Citizens Advice Isle of Wight: Continuing to offer independent advice during C19 crisis

Lizzee Annis Family

If you need help with applying for Universal Credit, paying your council tax, or any other issue you may be facing, Citizens Advice IW will give you the knowledge and confidence to find a way forward

Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 8:33am

By Gretel Ingham

Another rise in official number of Isle of Wight confirmed Coronavirus cases

st mary's hospital

Residents are urged to remain at home in order to stay safe and help the NHS save lives

Monday, 13th April, 2020 4:22pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Now 11: Official count of Isle of Wight residents who have died after testing positive for Coronavirus

white lily

As the number of Isle of Wight residents recorded as dying after testing positive for Coronavirus reaches double figures, the message from the Government is to continue to stay home and help the NHS save lives

Monday, 13th April, 2020 2:09pm

By Sally Perry

Big increase in Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases, official figures show

hospital beds

This is the biggest jump so far of confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases. Residents are urged to remain at home in order to stay safe and help the NHS save lives

Sunday, 12th April, 2020 4:15pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments