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31 August 2021

Test, record, repeat

Keep testing to protect each other

1 in 3 people with COVID-19 don’t have any symptoms. It’s really important that we all keep testing to find positive cases quickly and break the chains of transmission in our community.

Free tests are available to collect from participating pharmacies across the Island or can be ordered online. Remember to record the result whether it’s positive or negative.

If you get a positive result or start to develop symptoms, isolate and book a PCR test.

Find your nearest pharmacy

Seagrove Bay


Stay safe Isle of Wight

Please continue with the simple things that protect us all:

  • Age 16 and over? Get fully vaccinated. Find out how to get vaccinated.
  • Meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.
  • Wear a face covering in crowded areas such as public transport.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day.
  • Keep using the NHS COVID-19 app to check in to venues, record a test result or report symptoms.
  • Limit the close contact you have with people you do not usually live with.
  • Support local businesses and stick to their COVID-19 rules.
  • Use the NHS COVID-19 Pass when asked to do so.

How to stay safe 


Steve Collins - Isle of Wight Festival


Let's get back to the things we love

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and offer the best protection against the virus.

To protect each other and get back to the things we love, get fully vaccinated.

There are more walk-ins available in September for anyone aged 16 and over. See the full list.

Find out how to get vaccinated


Business update


Updated COVID-19 business advice

Get the latest advice for Island businesses about risk assessments, the latest regulations and how to manage COVID-19 cases in the workplace.

Read the updated advice


Pig Leg Lane


Find your space

Escape the crowds and discover the Island’s beautiful open spaces this summer.

This week our spotlight is on Pig Leg Lane, a meadow and woodland on the southern edge of Ryde.

With lots of little paths and clearings, this is a lovely spot for orchids in the spring and summer. Being near the little stream of Monktonmead, it can also get a bit muddy.

View the full list of spaces


COVID stats 31 August


Latest Island COVID-19 and vaccine statistics

These are the latest published vaccination and COVID-19 stats for the Isle of Wight, from NHS England and Public Health England, respectively. Read the full report.

The COVID-19 statistics for the Isle of Wight, published by Public Health England on 30 August 2021 at 4pm including data up to 29 August 2021.

The vaccination statistics for the Isle of Wight, published by NHS England on 26 August 2021 including data up to 22 August 2021.

The graphic shows:

  • 107,311 – The number of Island residents who have received their first dose of the vaccine.
  • 98,916 - The number of Island residents who have received their second dose of the vaccine.
  • 9,945 - The number of confirmed cases to date of Island residents who have received a positive COVID-19 test result since March 2020. This is based on the residential address of the person tested rather than where they are registered with a GP.
  • 562 - The number of positive cases in the seven-day period.
  • 395 - Weekly cases per 100,000. This is the number of Island residents who have received a positive COVID-19 test result in the seven-day period, divided by the total population of the total population of the Island.

Read the full COVID report