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Isle of Wight Council Issues Advice In Light of Covid Surge

The Isle of Wight Council has issued advice for the community during a time of heightened Covid cases.

The Council recommends the following steps:

Ventilation is vital. Meet outside if you can as Covid-19 spreads far more easily indoors.

Limit close contact with people you don’t usually live with. one in three people don’t have symptoms and could be passing on the virus without realising.

Face masks help protect other people, including those at risk of serious illness. It is a legal requirement for face coverings to be worn in shops, on public transport and in most indoor settings including theatres and cinemas.

Wash your hands regularly with soap or hand sanitiser.

Take an LFT test before you go out. If the result is positive, isolate and book a PCR test.

Simon Bryant, director of public health for the Isle of Wight, said:

“I can’t emphasise enough how these simple infection prevention measures can help stop the spread of COVID-19. Make the most of the bank holiday weekend, but please do it in as safe a way as possible.”

Councillor Karl Love, Cabinet lead for Public Health, said:  “I wish everyone a very happy New Year but as you have fun, please remember to keep your hugs and kisses for those closest to you.”

Keeptheislandsafe.org is the Island’s website for Covid-19 information and support.