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.

Face coverings will be mandatory in shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and more from Friday

Make your own face covering diagram

The new regulations come into force to help fight the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Details within

Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 6:07pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

FastCat: Hopes for upturn in Ryde businesses, says IWC Leader

wight ryder passing a sea fort

Chair of the Isle of Wight Transport Infrastructure Board. says he hopes that with the new, more positive messaging about using public transport and school holidays we will see real growth in foot passenger numbers

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 4:24pm

By IW Council Press Office

Latest numbers of Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases and deaths

Covid-19 test tube

The latest details of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the Isle of Wight, as well as number of deaths and warning from Isle of Wight NHS about potential of a second wave

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 11:32am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

‘Huge potential for a second wave’ on the Isle of Wight, says hospital chief

covid-19 face mask covering grafitti

One doctor warned that patients at the hospital who are in non-Covid areas could be 'silent assassins', as the trust is ordered to keep Coronavirus wards in place until after the winter

Friday, 17th July, 2020 4:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight safe haven service for children and young people

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Chair of the CCG says starting the conversation can be one of the hardest parts of seeking support, but it’s so important young people do

Friday, 17th July, 2020 12:47pm

By Priya Mistry with one comment

Independent pharmacists could see additional funding from Government for Covid-19 costs

Bob Seely in Parliament

The minister said they had just entered discussions on on firm proposals for additional funding to meet the costs incurred by pharmacists during Covid-19

Thursday, 16th July, 2020 2:30pm

By Sally Perry

Government award further £1.23m to Isle of Wight council in Covid-19 funding

fifty pound note

The Government say the money is being distributed to councils based on population and levels of deprivation, and how the costs of delivery of services varies across the country.

Thursday, 16th July, 2020 1:38pm

By Sally Perry

Red Funnel the world’s first ferry company to receive compliance statement for Covid-19 measures

Red-Eagle-red-funnel leaving-Cowes

The independent assessment was carried out remotely, but sees Red Funnel become the world's first ferry operator receive the Covid-19 Statement of Compliance

Thursday, 16th July, 2020 9:58am

By Enya Lumley with 2 readers' comments

Stopping Isle of Wight ferry passengers from staying in cars is a ‘mistake’ says councillor

richard hollis shaking hands with nick stuart

Cllr Hollis told the scrutiny meeting that "I would have thought the ferries were the worst places for passing on infection" - IW Public Health say they are working hard to ensure good hygiene on ferries

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 4:13pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight restaurants can now register for Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme

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The Government scheme to encourage diners back into restaurants brings with it a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in throughout August

Monday, 13th July, 2020 11:07am

By Lisa Billard with 11 readers' comments

What is it about the Government hiding the results of the Isle of Wight Contact Tracing App trial?

child hiding behind hands

It appears that it’s not just news publications that are being kept away from answers to what seem like simple questions about the Isle of Wight Contact Tracing App trial. Here’s an exchange from Parliament yesterday

Friday, 10th July, 2020 5:49pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Letter: See, Hear, Respond centre set to help most vulnerable children across the Isle of Wight

call centre headphones and computer

With the help of a £7m package of support from the Department for Education, Barnardo’s is bringing together a coalition of national and local charities to identify and support those most at risk at this time of crisis

Friday, 10th July, 2020 5:12pm

By Emma Bowman with one comment