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7 September 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

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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 


Self Isolation support


Self-isolation support

Our Isle of Wight COVID-19 helpline is for anyone who needs information about COVID-19 or support because of self-isolation. If you are alone with no local network of friends, family or neighbours, please call (01983) 823600 to ask for help.

If you’ve been asked to self-isolate or you need to look after a child who is self-isolating, check if you’re eligible for financial support.

Self-isolation is hard. If you need help looking after your mental health, the NHS have lots of resources to help you manage your mental health. 

Read more about support for Islanders


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

Find out how to get vaccinated


COVID stats 7 Sept


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 6 September 2021 at 4pm including data up to 5 September 2021.

The vaccination statistics for the Isle of Wight, published by NHS England on 2 September 2021 including data up to 29 August 2021.

The graphic shows:

  • 107,831 – The number of Island residents who have received their first dose of the vaccine.
  • 99,574 - The number of Island residents who have received their second dose of the vaccine.
  • 10,435 - 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.
  • 429 - The number of positive cases in the seven-day period.
  • 301.5 - 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