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9 December 2021

COVID update

Plan B

On Wednesday 8 December the Prime Minister announced that the government were bringing in Plan B. This is to slow the spread of COVID-19, allow for more vaccinations including boosters to be given and to understand how the Omicron variant works. 
The changes are:

  • From Friday 10 December, face coverings will be mandatory for most indoor public venues including places of worship, theatres and cinemas, as well as in shops and on public transport.
  • From Monday 13 December, you should work from home if you can.
  • From Wednesday 15 December (subject to parliamentary approval), people will need an NHS Covid Pass - or a negative lateral flow test - to gain entry to:
    • Nightclubs
    • Indoor unseated venues with more than 500 people
    • Unseated outdoor venues with more than 4,000 people
    • Any venue with more than 10,000 people

Find out more about Plan B

Protect the Island

Back to basics

Rates of COVID-19 are currently highest in younger school age children ages 5 to 14. Keep up the trusted basics to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other illness this winter. 
Please remember:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
  • Wear a mask where appropriate, such as in crowded and indoor areas.
  • Limit close contact with people you don’t usually live with.
  • Meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.

How to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Grab a jab

COVID-19 vaccine info

You are advised to book your booster appointment online  or by calling 119. 

There is a walk-in clinic for boosters (and 1st and 2nd doses) this Saturday 11 December, 9 am to 3 pm at Westridge, Ryde PO33 1QS. 

1st and 2nd doses

Walk-in appointments are available until 22 December at the Riverside Centre and Westridge. Please use the link below for more details and to check opening times.

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccinations on the Island


Adult social care


Reach out for support

We all need someone to talk to. It can be difficult living on your own, going through self-isolation or feeling lonely, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began and social interactions became so rare.

The Wightcare Telecheck service provides regular calls from our warm, friendly and experienced staff based in Newport.

Whether it’s just a quick call to check you are safe and well, a friendly catch up to talk about your day, or more frequent calls to see how you're getting on, Wightcare is here to help. All our care is tailored to suit you.

The Telecheck service also enhances the other services provided by Wightcare. If you have any questions about what other support could help you, please ask. 

For more information please call the team on 01983 821105 or email

Find out about how Wightcare could help you


COVID data


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 UK Health Security Agency, respectively. Read the full report.

The graphic shows:  

  • 111,576 – The number of island residents who have received their first dose of the vaccine.  
  • 103,619 - The number of island residents who have received their second dose of the vaccine.  
  • 47,103 - The number of island residents who have received their booster dose of the vaccine.  
  • 18,946 - 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.  
  • 789 - The number of positive cases in the seven-day period.
  • 554.5 - 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 Island.

Read the full COVID-19 report