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.

Rise in the number of Isle of Wight lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases rises

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The number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen, as the UK figure reaches over 257,000

Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 6:02pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Another small rise in the number of Isle of Wight lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases

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The number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen, as the UK figure reaches over 254,000

Friday, 22nd May, 2020 5:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Number of Isle of Wight residents who have died after testing positive for Covid-19

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As another death is recorded, our thoughts are with all the families and friends, as well as the NHS staff who are working hard to help save lives

Friday, 22nd May, 2020 2:11pm

By Sally Perry

Education unions say now is not the right time to reopen schools on the Isle of Wight

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Four education unions have written to the Isle of Wight council Cabinet member responsible for education stating why they believe now is not the right time to reopen schools

Friday, 22nd May, 2020 11:23am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Small rise in the number of Isle of Wight lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases rises

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The number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen, as the UK figure reaches over 250,000

Thursday, 21st May, 2020 5:52pm

By Sally Perry

Number of Covid-19 deaths in Isle of Wight care homes nearly doubles in one week

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Our thoughts are with the family and friends of all those affected, as well as with all care staff and NHS staff working hard to help save lives.

Thursday, 21st May, 2020 9:27am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Red Funnel respond to criticism that social distancing was ‘impossible’ on ‘packed ferry’

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A commuter tweeted that it was impossible to social distance on the car ferry yesterday morning. Red Funnel respond

Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 8:39am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

How to get tested for Coronavirus on the Isle of Wight (updated)

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Anyone aged five upwards can now be tested for Covid-19 on the Isle of Wight if they are displaying symptoms. Here's how

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 9:44pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 11 readers' comments

Mental health support for children and young people more important than ever

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During Mental Health Awareness Week, Maria Villa Vine highlights the impact the Coronavirus outbreak is having on children and young people and where they can seek help. Details within

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 2:31pm

By Maria Villa Vine with one comment

Number of Isle of Wight residents who have died after testing positive for Covid-19 rises

bouquet of roses

As another death is recorded, our thoughts are with all the families and friends, as well as the NHS staff who are working hard to help save lives

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 2:16pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Scheme to launch later this month

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This scheme will allow small and medium sized employers, with fewer than 250 employees, to apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related statutory sick pay

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 6:36am

By Lisa Billard

Rise in the number of Isle of Wight lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases rises

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In the last few days the number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen

Monday, 18th May, 2020 4:57pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments