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15 December 2021

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COVID-19 vaccine update

The Prime Minister has announced that everyone eligible aged 18 and over in England will have the chance to get their COVID-19 booster before the New Year.

A booster dose of the vaccine helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19. 

Get boosted now to protect yourself, your friends and your family. You can can book appointments via the NHS website or by calling 119.  

Walk-in clinics

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Westridge Centre, Ryde, PO33 1QS

Boosters and first and second doses for people age 18 years and over
Your previous dose must have been at least three months earlier.

  • Weds 15 December 8.30 am to 6 pm
  • Sat 18 December 9.00 am to 3 pm
  • Mon 20 December 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Thurs 23 December 8.30 am to 6 pm

1st and 2nd dose 

  • Thurs 16 December 8.30 am to 6 pm
  • Fri 17 December 8.30 am to 6 pm
  • Tues 21 December 8.30 am to 6 pm
  • Weds 22 December 8.30 am to 6 pm

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations at Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR

1st and 2nd dose

  • Weds 15 December, AstraZeneca, 8 am to 12.15 pm
  • Fri 17 December, Pfizer, 2 pm to 5 pm

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccinations on the Island

Test, record, repeat


Testing update

Please keeping taking LFT tests regularly when you don't have symptoms. If you develop symptoms you should book a PCR test online or by calling 119. 

Daily rapid testing
People who are fully vaccinated and identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 (any variant including Omicron) should take an NHS rapid lateral flow test every day for seven days.
If you test positive on the LFT you must isolate and take a PCR test.

This applies to:

  • fully vaccinated adults – people who have had 2 jabs
  • all children aged 5 to 18 years and 6 months, regardless of their vaccination status
  • people who can prove they are unable to be vaccinated for clinical reasons
  • people taking part, or have taken part, in an approved clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine

Unvaccinated adults are not eligible for daily rapid testing. They must still self-isolate for 10 days if they are a contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 (all variants including Omicron) unless eligible for existing workplace daily contact testing.

Ordering LFTs online

If you aren't able to order LFTs online, please try again another time. The government may close the system temporarily to fulfil orders that have been already placed. 

Collecting LFTs from a pharmacy

At the moment you do not need a collect code to pick up LFTs from your local pharmacy. 

Find out more about testing for COVID-19


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Back to basics

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


Can you support the vaccination programme?

Community Action Isle of Wight are looking for people to help support the Riverside Centre deliver the vaccination programme. You can find out more and apply on their website

The NHS have made an urgent plea for people to come forward to support the largest vaccination drive in history. 

Find out how to support the vaccination programme

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Plan B update

The government has brought in Plan B.

  • Face coverings are required by law in most indoor public venues including places of worship, theatres and cinemas, shops and on public transport.
  • If you can you should work from home.
  • NHS COVID Pass. From Wednesday 15 December certain venues and events will be required by law to check that all visitors aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated, have proof of a negative test in the last 48 hours, or have an exemption.

Find out how to use your NHS COVID pass

Weekly 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:  

  • 111,755 – The number of island residents who have received their first dose of the vaccine.  
  • 103,984 - The number of island residents who have received their second dose of the vaccine.  
  • 55,874 - The number of island residents who have received their booster dose of the vaccine.  
  • 19,782 - 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.  
  • 808 - The number of positive cases in the seven-day period.
  • 567.8 - 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