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.

Isle of Wight Coronavirus news updates – 20 Mar 2020

older woman washing her hands

You'll be able to find all our Coronavirus-related articles here today - the page will automatically update as we add new items.

Friday, 20th March, 2020 8:31am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council ‘actively reviewing’ start time of concessionary bus pass

Bus Stop at The Needles Old Battery

Many had raised the issue of older residents not being about to use their concessionary bus pass before 9.30 to shop during priority times at supermarkets

Thursday, 19th March, 2020 6:45pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Coronavirus News in Brief – 19 Mar 2020

person washing hands

You'll be able to find all our Coronavirus-related articles here today - the page will automatically update as we add new items.

Thursday, 19th March, 2020 7:12am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Schools to close until further notice and exams will not go ahead, say Government (updated)

Examination desks

The Prime Minister has just made the announcement. IWC add their comments.

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 5:51pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council list all changes to their services in light of Coronavirus

laptop and face mask

The Isle of Wight council lists each service area and how they might be changing due to the Covid-19 outbreak

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 5:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

All Isle of Wight non-urgent elective operations will be cancelled for three months

hospital bed

NHS bosses say Covid-19 is arguably the greatest challenge the NHS has faced since its creation

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 4:23pm

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

Guidance given to schools on how to record pupil absence during Coronavirus outbreak

Paperwork:

The situation is ever-changing, but here's Gov guidance on how schools should record pupil absence during Coronavirus outbreak

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 4:10pm

By Sally Perry

Wessex Cancer Trust Newport support centre closed in light of Coronavirus

closed but still awesome door sign

An online support group has been set up and the Daisy Bus services will continue

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 2:59pm

By Lorraine White

Wightlink granted ‘Stay in car’ Isle of Wight ferry journeys – but for a lot more crossings

St Clare Wightlink ferry

Following on the heels of Red Funnel’s announcement, Wightlink have just revealed they have also been cleared to allow passengers to stay in their cars during ferry journeys to the Isle of Wight - but for a lot more sailings than Red Funnel

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 12:26pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Red Funnel cleared for ‘Stay in car’ ferry journeys – on a few crossings (updated)

cars on ferry deck

The campaign to allow people to stay in their cars on Isle of Wight ferry journeys is bearing fruit, with some of the journeys being granted an “all or nothing” solution

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Portsmouth council leader has a 12-point Coronavirus plan – Should the Isle of Wight expect one too?

Mogambo super yacht by the Spinnaker in Portmsouth by Brian O'Rourke

The leader of Portsmouth City Council has created and published a 12-point list of well-considered actions they are taking of battle/minimise Coronavirus (Well worth reading). Should the Isle of Wight be expecting something similar from the IWC leader?

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 10:56am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Closure of Isle of Wight council buildings during Coronavirus outbreak

closed sign on door

Frontline services continue, but many Isle of Wight council buildings have been closed to protect staff and the community

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 10:13am

By IW Council Press Office