Page Updated 08/04/2021
Roadmap out of Lockdown:
From 8 March, people in England will see restrictions start to lift and the government’s four-step roadmap offer a route back to a more normal life.
Only when the government is sure that it is safe to move from one step to the next will the final decision be made. The decision will be based on four tests:
- the vaccine deployment programme continues successfully
- evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those vaccinated
- infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS
- our assessment of the risks is not fundamentally changed by new Variants of Concern
The government will continue to protect the public by ensuring local outbreaks are managed quickly and effectively and that we combat new dangerous variants, both within the UK and at the border. The government will also continue to support families and businesses throughout the steps set out in the roadmap
More information about the next steps out of lockdown is available 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
Other Accredited Sources Of Information:
Latest from the NHS please click here
If you are asked to self-isolate please click here
For frequently asked questions for the public click here
COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection click here
For guidance for organisations providing services in social and community care settings 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: