Letter: More can be done by ferry companies to protect our ‘gateways’ from Covid-19

Ferry port at Yarmouth

This reader believes that much more can easily be done by the ferry companies to protect the Isle of Wight and its high percentage of older and vulnerable residents from Covid-19. He explains how here

Monday, 11th January, 2021 1:09pm

By Thomas Cowley with 8 readers' comments

Prestigious travel awards ‘a ringing endorsement’ of staff’s hard work says holiday park chief

Children running along Nodes Point Beach past colourful beach huts

The CEO says their teams have worked exceptionally hard to put a smile on the face of so many British families after such a difficult year

Tuesday, 15th December, 2020 10:26am

By Ed Hopper

Isle of Wight council slams suggestion of ‘booze cruises to the Island’ as ‘completely irresponsible’

Dave Stewart with IWC logo background on zoom meeting

The Isle of Wight council leader said he was deeply alarmed to read online reports suggesting people might be planning to visit for drinking sessions

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 4:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Seaview Hotel closes its doors until Spring, with a ‘heavy heart

photo of the front of seaview hotel

The decision was made with a "heavy heart", but in light of "confusion about promoting non-essential travel and the changing guidance", say the Hotel

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 10:49am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Understanding what a visitor from Tier 2 can do whilst on the Isle of Wight

illustration of people wearing face masks with world flags on them

If someone from Tier 2 is on the Isle of Wight they should be aware of the things they can or can't do. Here's a summary

Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 6:36pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Tier 3 visitors to the Isle of Wight asked to stay away, others asked to travel ‘the Wight way’

Beach scene with type on top saying, The Wight way to travel

Head of Visit Isle of Wight asks visitors to respect what the local community has achieved in keeping infection rates low on the Island low

Monday, 30th November, 2020 8:14am

By Simon Clark with 8 readers' comments

Boost for tourism industry with plans to convert unused seafront toilet block

camera and suitcase

The cafe would be transformed and the unused toilet block turned into a two-storey two-bed holiday let

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 7:59am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Hoping to reunite with family and friends for Christmas? Latest Covid-19 rules announced

little boy looking at a decorated Christmas tree

The Prime Minister set out some of the new rules that will be introduced when the country comes out of Lockdown #2 next month. It includes details about where you can travel to, overnight stays and meeting friends and family

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 5:29pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

John Cattle’s Skate Club voted as Best Isle of Wight Activity

john cattles skate club with lad on skateboard indicating Victory signs with both hands

Three cheers for John Cattle's Skateclub who offer very reasonably-priced skateboarding sessions for all ages, from micro-shredders to the more mature skateboarders on the Island

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 12:29pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

See the Isle of Wight on our TV screens this afternoon

jules hudson from bbc tv with house hunting couple on the beach

Two years on, Jules Hudson returns to see whether the couple succeeded in finding a balance of home and business potential

Friday, 13th November, 2020 11:44am

By Sally Perry

Shock that prior to Lockdown #2 announcement, Bob Seely wasn’t opposed to Tier 2 and 3 residents visiting the Isle of Wight

coaches on ferry

Chris Jarman was concerned that people from Tier 2 and 3 areas were travelling to spend time on the Island, so he asked Bob Seely his view on it. He was shocked by the MP’s response

Monday, 2nd November, 2020 6:41pm

By Simon Perry with 15 readers' comments

‘The Island will wait’ message returns ahead of lockdown

The Island Will Wait

The MD from Visit Isle of Wight says they will be looking to the Government for financial support packages to help tourism businesses during lockdown

Monday, 2nd November, 2020 6:29pm

By Will Myles with 4 readers' comments