Vote for your Covid heroes and see them on the side of Isle of Wight buses

Southern Vectis are inviting nominations from within the Isle of Wight community, for someone who deserves to be named as a Covid Hero – for all to see – on one of their buses

Southern Vectis bus in St James's Square

Southern Vectis is launching a campaign, designed to recognise the mammoth efforts of key workers and community heroes during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The bus operator has been providing transport throughout the three lockdowns, for those who play vital roles within the local community. Now there are plans to honour these ‘Covid Heroes’ in a bus naming ceremony. 

Wickham: See Covid heroes on our buses
Southern Vectis managing director, Andrew Wickham, said,

“My colleagues here at Southern Vectis are themselves key workers, and we have huge respect for those keeping us all going – whether they are NHS, supermarket staff, postal workers, carers or teachers.

“It hasn’t been easy for the many heroes who have continued to work in some incredibly challenging conditions. We would not have been able to manage without them. There is no way we could ever thank them enough – but we’d like to do something to recognise their efforts. 

“So we’re inviting nominations from within our local community, for someone who deserves to be named as a Covid Hero – for all to see – on one of our buses. This could be a key worker professional or a community ambassador who has carried out much need charity and voluntary work.”

Make your nomination
Anyone wishing to nominate a hero for the bus naming honour, can do so by visiting the Website or through the operator’s social media. Voting is open from now until Sunday 28th February.

The winner’s name will appear on a Southern Vectis bus for 12 months. 

News shared by Paula on behalf of Southern Vectis. Ed

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 9:07am



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My vote goes to those of us leaving tongue-in-cheek comments on these articles.

I would nominate those who set up and are running Ventnor Food Bank, and all those who have donated to it. Unlike the Trussell Trust Foodbanks, this one does not limit how many times you can collect food. It welcomes anyone who needs it. But only one person can be a Southern Vectis hero, not a group of people working together. Otherwise I’d nominate all those NHS… Read more »

My vote goes to Superintendent Sarah Jackson for the amazing job she has done helping to keep the island in tier 1, and challenging all those wanting to break Covid rules at our ferry ports.


My vote goes to Cllr Dave Stewart!


Hahaha, no doubt seconded by Bob Seely and…….Bob Seely, seconded by Dave Stewart. Lol