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.

As of 2nd November 2020 there were 654 cumulative lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) positive tests on the Isle of Wight.

The total number of deaths on the Isle of Wight where Covid-19 is named on the death certificate was 86 (adjusted to take into account those counted where the death occurred more than 28 days after testing positive for Covid-19).

Below are some articles relating to the Coronavirus (Covid-19/C19) outbreak.

‘Immensely proud of headteachers and school staff’ say Isle of Wight council

bucket of pencils by namoscato

The council say school staff have responded strongly to the government’s call and staff are working hard to provide this critical service

Friday, 27th March, 2020 4:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

PPE for NHS staff ‘ramped up’ say NHS

st mary's hospital

The NHS say the supply of PPE has been ramped up in recent days, and there has been an announcement from the government regarding the further strengthening of arrangements

Friday, 27th March, 2020 4:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Find Isle of Wight business to deliver to your home with the just-launched ‘A to Z to Me’ Website

Screen grab of the website A to Z to Me

This just-launched Website, created by Islanders for Islanders, will help those living on the Isle of Wight find which business will deliver to their homes - Goods of all sorts and is free to use

Friday, 27th March, 2020 3:30pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Red Funnel step in to honour pre-booked Yarmouth foot passenger tickets

Redjet 7

Red Funnel say they are doing all they can to maintain continuity for all customers across the communities they serve

Friday, 27th March, 2020 3:27pm

By Enya Lumley

Yarmouth – Lymington ferry to come to a halt due to Coronavirus outbreak

Wight Sun ferry at Yarmouth

Fewer people have been travelling on the route in recent weeks and numbers have fallen heavily since Monday’s announcement by the Prime Minister urging everyone to stay at home, unless they are essential workers.

Friday, 27th March, 2020 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight residents having bonfires asked to be mindful of neighbours

bonfire

The council say lighting garden bonfires can aggravate lung conditions and cause a nuisance

Friday, 27th March, 2020 2:47pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Niton launch new Community Response group

Launched on Wednesday, the Community Response and Back-up group, Niton - CRAB for short - will provide vital support, services and resources to the local community and to business

Friday, 27th March, 2020 11:43am

By Claire Spencer

Government temporarily suspend competition law to allow ferry companies to coordinate routes and flow of goods

House of Parliament and Westminster Bridge

The Business Secretary is to waive competition law to allow Isle of Wight ferry operators to coordinate to keep routes open and essential goods flowing

Friday, 27th March, 2020 10:50am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Here are the answers to 1,000 Coronavirus queries Isle of Wight MP has received from Islanders

Bob seely on laptop

The document produced by the Isle of Wight MP responds to over 1,000 questions raised by Islanders this week in light of the Coronavirus outbreak

Friday, 27th March, 2020 9:33am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments

First batch of Isle of Wight Distillery’s hand sanitiser delivered

Kirsty Gwilliam (Café Assistant); Rachel Thomson (Community Centre Manager); and Wendy Parsons (Café Supervisor) - and a five litre 'flagon' of the hand sanitiser at the centre which is labelled 'True Island Spirit'

The hand sanistiser is really going to help Pan Together with their meal delivery service, essential shopping provision and prescription-collection offer for local residents in need

Friday, 27th March, 2020 8:54am

By Rachel Thomson

Isle of Wight Coronavirus Rolling Updates – 27 Mar 2020

thermometer on red background

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

Friday, 27th March, 2020 8:37am

By Sally Perry

Exciting developments for Isle of Wight crowdfunded PPE Visor project to protect NHS staff (Photos)

Coronavirus Visors by Black Arts Graphics

A major step forward today in the Isle of Wight project to design, built - and donate - PPE visors to protect NHS staff against Coronavirus

Thursday, 26th March, 2020 7:15pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments