Page Updated 07/07/2021

  • Step 4 of the roadmap will be starting 19th July 2021

When England moves to step 4 of the roadmap, the Government will continue to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus. This will mark a new phase in the Government’s response to the pandemic, moving away from stringent restrictions on everyone’s day-to-day lives, towards advising people on how to protect themselves and others, alongside targeted interventions to reduce risk. To do this, the Government will:

  • Reinforce the country’s vaccine wall of defence through booster jabs and driving take up.
  • Enable the public to make informed decisions through guidance, rather than laws.
  • Retain proportionate test, trace and isolate plans in line with international comparators.
  • Manage risks at the border and support a global response to reduce the risk of variants emerging globally and entering the UK.
  • Retain contingency measures to respond to unexpected events, while accepting that further cases, hospitalisations and deaths will occur as the country learns to live with COVID-19.

More information on these upcoming changes can be found on the website.

  • Step 3 of the roadmap is currently in effect:

What’s allowed under step 3:

  • Maximum 30 people outdoors.
  • Rule of 6 or two households indoors.
  • Indoor hospitality.
  • Indoor entertainment and attractions.
  • Organised indoor adult sport.
  • Remaining accommodation.
  • Remaining outdoor entertainment (including performances).

Read more about what’s allowed under step 3 of the roadmap on the government website.

  • Coronavirus COVID-19 – Useful Links:

The Isle of Wight Council continues to carefully monitor the situation regarding the virus, alongside partners in Public Health England and the NHS and will keep us updated with relevant information if specific needs arise in relation to Island residents.

Latest Support Hubs For The Isle of Wight – Click Here


Remember, ‘Hands. Face. Space’:

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)


Please see the following links to official sources of information which you can use to keep up to date. Please remember to recheck the advice periodically as we are all clearly dealing with a changing situation.

  • NHS Test and Trace:

We are asking people who have had a positive test for COVID-19 (or their parents or guardians), and those who may have had contact with people who have tested positive, to provide some vital information to help us understand and slow the spread of infection. This is called contact tracing and is a very effective method of protecting people and slowing the spread of infectious diseases like coronavirus.

For NHS Test and Trace Please Click Here

Is someone you know finding the ‘new normal’ challenging to navigate?

Age Friendly Island and its partners have created a set of ‘Out & About’ Cards to help people to feel more confident to navigate social distancing and other Covid-secure measures that are now in place. For more information click here 


  • Citizens Advice IOW

COVID-19: Help For Families Citizens Advice IOW

COVID-19: Housing Advice Citizens Advice IOW

How To Contact Us During Coronavirus At Citizens Advice IOW

Before You Claim Universal Credit – Read This – Citzens Advice IOW

COVID-19: Benefits Advice – Citizens Advice IOW


  • Other Accredited Sources Of Information:

Latest from the NHS please click here

If you are asked to self-isolate please click here

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection click here

For supported living services during coronavirus click here

For providing home care during coronavirus click here

For general guidance for employers and businesses on providing advice to staff click here

For the latest foreign travel advice please click here

  • Other Helpful Links:

A To Z To Me – Local Supplies To Your Door

Keep The Island Safe

Isle Help Information Portal


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