Simon Bryant

Simon Bryant is the Director of Public Health for the Isle of Wight.

He is also Director for Public Health at Hampshire County Council and spokesperson for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum.

Below are articles in which he’s mentioned.

Islanders urged to remain vigilant to Covid-19 during autumn events

russian dolls wearing face masks

The Director of Public Health says it's vitally important we all continue to observe social distancing, practice good hand hygiene and wear a face covering

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 8:46am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight residents urged not to be complacent to Covid-19

physical distancing

Islanders are thanked for helping to keep the level of Coronavirus on the Island one the lowest across the nation, but urged to not become complacent with social distancing measures

Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 10:27am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Problems accessing Isle of Wight flu vaccines are easing, say health bosses

influenza vaccine by CDC

Following the national push for people to have flu jabs this year in light of Covid-19, some people on the Island have struggled to find one.

Monday, 12th October, 2020 5:26pm

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

Coronavirus outbreak in Isle of Wight care home: Health chief ‘no more concerned than normal’

elderly woman's hands

The Director of Public Health says "[there is] a cause for concern as there are vulnerable residents in care homes but are we even more concerned? No."

Friday, 9th October, 2020 3:22pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Cllr Peace tells Isle of Wight businesses there’s been one new case of Covid-19 in last week – it’s actually 27

wooden spoons with numbers on

The man in charge of Community Safety for the Isle of Wight council told attendees at an online business meeting yesterday that there has only been one new case of Covid-19 on the Island in the last week. It led to a great deal of confusion for those listening in

Friday, 9th October, 2020 12:43pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council now say nearly 200 have travelled from Mainland for Covid-19 test

covid-19 drive through testing centre - person standing at door of car with clipboard

Figures from the Isle of Wight Council show just under 200 referrals had been logged from Mainland address since 23rd September

Friday, 9th October, 2020 11:38am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Here’s why health officials can’t provide the Covid-19 ‘R’ number for the Isle of Wight

scrabble letters focused on letter r

News OnTheWight finds out why it's not possible to discover the Coronavirus 'R' number on the Isle of Wight. Details within

Thursday, 8th October, 2020 12:02pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Do not cross the Solent for a Coronavirus test urges Isle of Wight health chief

covid-19 drive through testing centre - person standing at door of car with clipboard

The Chair of the Scrutiny Committee explained that he'd been advised to travel to Lewisham to get a Coronavirus test.

Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS launches largest flu campaign – and they want to ensure you get vaccinated this autumn

needles and jar of influenza vaccination

The Isle of Wight Director of Public Health says that with both the flu virus and Covid-19 circulating, flu immunisation is more important than ever to reduce infections, protect each other and save lives

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 2:33pm

By Priya Mistry with 5 readers' comments

‘My hands are tied behind my back’ says health chief over troubles at Covid-19 testing centre

covid testing technician with swab

The Director of Public Health for the Isle of Wight joins other health chiefs on the Island who have spoken out about problems with capacity at the drive-in testing site

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 2:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Don’t be pressured by your employer to get a Covid-19 test says health chief

illustation of person having covid-19 test by United Nations

The Director of Public Health advised against travelling off the Isle of Wight to take a Covid-19 test. Details of that, and more, within

Friday, 11th September, 2020 12:07pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight Coronavirus (Covid-19) testing facility moving from its current location

nsal swab in drive through test centre

People should not travel to mainland testing sites when symptomatic, and that if the requesting system only offers them a mainland testing site, you should either try again the next day to book one on the Island, or order a postal test

Friday, 14th August, 2020 5:05pm

By Priya Mistry with 4 readers' comments