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Weekly number of Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases: 29 Sept 2020

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News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed Coronavirus cases on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 12:29pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Isle of Wight school confirm another case of Coronavirus – now a member of staff (updated)

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Children who are identified as coming into contact with the affected member of staff are advised to self isolate for eight days

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 8:12am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Now law to self isolate if you test positive for Coronavirus or are notified via Test and Trace: The details

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For those on low incomes who will have to self isolate the Government will be providing £500 lump sum payments via the local authority. Read the details of the changes and how it could affect you

Monday, 28th September, 2020 10:56am

By Department of Health and Social Care with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MS Society recognised with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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The MS Society Isle of Wight Group have been recognised for their work providing emotional, financial and wellbeing support to those affected by Multiple Sclerosis on the Island

Monday, 28th September, 2020 7:43am

By Paul Brading

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

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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

Why is Isle of Wight now on medium Covid-19 risk? No one seems to know exactly. Even Government unable pinpoint reason

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With the risk factor increasing from low to medium on the Test and Trace App, News OnTheWight sought clarification from the Isle of Wight council as to why this was happening. Here’s what they told us

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 10:43am

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Islanders thanked for trialing Test and Trace App, but still no sign of stats

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The Government still haven't released stats about the usage of the App during the Isle of Wight trial, but thank Islanders for their part

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 9:21am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Coronavirus area risk level rises to Medium on Isle of Wight Test and Trace App (update 2)

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Isle of Wight residents running the Isle of Wight Test and Trace App had a notification on their phone today that the ‘Area risk level’ changed from low to Medium. This is what we know so far

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 5:35pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely also being stonewalled from getting information on v2 of Test and Trace App usage

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News OnTheWight had to resort to asking Bob Seely to get usage numbers on the v2 Test and Trace App, after being stonewalled by the Government team. Twenty days later, on the eve of the National rollout, even our MP can’t get them.

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 8:35am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight patients could wait over a year for their surgery

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St Mary's say they are doing every possible to help increase capacity in the operating theatres to help reduce the waiting lists, but some patients may have to wait over a year for surgery

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 6:15pm

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

New Coronavirus measures could be in place for six months, says Prime Minister

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Without immediate action, the nation could see 50,000 cases per day by mid-October say the medical and scientific officers. The PM says these measures could be in place for six months

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 1:28pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

All year 9 pupils in Isle of Wight school to self isolate for 14 days after pupil tested positive for Covid-19

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An Isle of Wight high school is asking all Year 9 pupils to self isolate for 14 days after a pupil tested positive for Covid-19. Details within

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10:57am

By Sally Perry with one comment