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 GP surgeries increase use of telephone consultations

telephone

In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, your consultation with GPs may to take place either online or via phone

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 8:57am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

English Heritage close Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House in light of Coronavirus outbreak

osborne house

English Heritage say the health and wellbeing of their members, visitors and volunteers are their first priority

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 8:29am

By Sally Perry

Southern Vectis: Bear with us as we attempt to keep Isle of Wight bus service running

Island Buses:

Southern Vectis will be introducing a new special timetable on 6th April, but in the meantime ask passengers to be patient should they need to cancel some journeys at short notice

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 8:11am

By Paula Good

What Coronavirus cleaning routines are SouthernVectis, Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel carrying out?

Person with rubber gloves holding a spray bottle of household cleaner

Lots of us have to use the buses/ferries/hover. OnTheWight asked them seven questions about their post-Coronavirus cleaning routines, to seek reassurance for Islanders. All provided detailed answers … except Wightlink

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 7:58pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight official Coronavirus confirmed cases returns to two

digital thermometer

After yesterdays dip back to one, the official figures have returned to two

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 7:57pm

By Simon Perry

‘Preparing for whatever comes our way’ says Isle of Wight NHS CEO

st mary's hospital

The CEO of the Isle of Wight NHS says they have not been affected in a large way at the moment, but are preparing for whatever comes their way in the coming weeks

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 6:46pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight businesses get creative in light of Coronavirus outbreak

Cantina, Tansy's Pantry and Wyatt & Jack

Isle of Wight businesses in the hospitality sector are having to change their model for the coming weeks and months in light of latest advice from the Government

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 3:28pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Staying in cars on Isle of Wight ferry journeys could be one stage closer

cars on ferry deck

The question on if the current rules can be changed to allow people to stay in their cars on Isle of Wight ferries, during the Coronavirus outbreak, has been asked in Parliament today

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 2:16pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Cineworld Newport closes tomorrow ‘until further notice’

cineworld signage

Cineworld has decided to close all of its cinemas across the UK, following last night’s Government briefing on Coronavirus

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Can Isle of Wight companies help with production of 30,000 new ventilators?

ventilator

Isle of Wight businesses are being asked whether they can step up and help with the production of 30,000 new ventilators - whether that be as a medical device company or manufacturer of components

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 1:05pm

By Sophie Taylor with 2 readers' comments

St Mary’s to restrict visits to patients at hospital in light of Coronavirus outbreak

st mary's hospital

The changes take effect from midday on 17 March 2020 until further notice. Details within

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 11:25am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Call for ‘healthy young’ volunteers to deliver medicines to isolated residents (updated)

Pharmacy signs

An Isle of Wight pharmacy is calling on "healthy young people" to help deliver medicines to those who are self-isolating

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 8:22am

By Sally Perry with one comment