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The government has announced that England is moving to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

This means:

  • Face coverings are required by law in most indoor settings. For more information click here:
  • From 13 December office workers who can work from home should do so.
  • From 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.

More information on these changes can be found on the gov.uk website.

Key source of information for the public use:



Face Coverings

The public and staff in public facing areas will be required to wear face coverings from 4am on 30 November 2021 in certain places. For more details please click here.

NHS Test and Trace:

We are asking people who have had a positive test for COVID-19 (or their parents or guardians), and those who may have had contact with people who have tested positive, to provide some vital information to help us understand and slow the spread of infection. This is called contact tracing and is a very effective method of protecting people and slowing the spread of infectious diseases like coronavirus.

For NHS Test and Trace Please Click Here

Is someone you know finding the ‘new normal’ challenging to navigate?

Age Friendly Island and its partners have created a set of ‘Out & About’ Cards to help people to feel more confident to navigate social distancing and other Covid-secure measures that are now in place. For more information click here.

Other Accredited Sources Of Information:

Latest from the NHS please click here

If you are asked to self-isolate please click here

Supported living services during coronavirus click here

For providing home care during coronavirus click here

For general guidance for employers and businesses on providing advice to staff click here

For the latest foreign travel advice please click here

Citizens Advice IOW:

COVID-19: Help For Families Citizens Advice IOW

COVID-19: Housing Advice Citizens Advice IOW

How To Contact Us During Coronavirus At Citizens Advice IOW

Before You Claim Universal Credit – Read This – Citizens Advice IOW

COVID-19: Benefits Advice – Citizens Advice IOW

Other Helpful Links:

A To Z To Me – Local Supplies To Your Door

Keep The Island Safe


Updated 09/12/2021