In light of the Coronavirus (Covid-19/C19) outbreak, several supermarkets have started to offer priority visiting during the first hour of business to the older Islanders and those with underlying health conditions.
Many people have raised the issue of those who rely on the free bus pass for over 65s and other concessionary fares not being able to travel with it prior to 9.30am.
IWC: Being actively reviewed
OnTheWight asked the Isle of Wight council whether they would consider relaxing the restrictions and what would need to happen for this to be agreed.
A spokesperson for the council told OnTheWight,
“The matter is being actively reviewed, and will be considered in the light of the government’s advice to increase social distancing.”
We’ll let you know as soon as we hear an update.
Government Covid-19 guidance: Stay alert and stay safe
Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently (video tips).
It is recommended that you maintain at least a two metre gap (about 6.5ft) from people who are not from your household.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service that can tell if you need medical help and advise you what to do.