This group contains information, support and guidance documents relevant to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: County Press Supplement 27 March 2020 (Wrap)
File Size: 1mb Guidance
This document is the full page, County Press Supplement (Wrap) published on 27 March 2020.
This full page supplement has been provided by the Isle of Wight Council in conjunction with
The County Press and Local Community partners - voluntary sector, which includes Age UK, Citizen Advice and Community Action - Isle of Wight.
Guide to using the Isle of Wight Crematorium web streaming service
File Size: 54kb Guidance
The Isle of Wight Council provides live web streaming facilities at the Isle of Wight Crematorium. If you wish to use this service please read this guidance document.
Please note: The Isle of Wight Crematorium may have to change their chapel service during the pandemic, this document will be updated with the latest developments and support to ensure you have access to the correct information.
Crematorium arrangements during Covid-19
File Size: 61kb Key Document
The Isle of Wight Crematorium fully understands the additional emotional strain that is being placed upon grieving families who have just lost a loved one during these unprecedented times.
In order to protect our staff, grieving families and friends, and the NHS during the past few weeks we have introduced restrictions on the number of people who are able to attend a funeral at the crematorium to maintain social distancing measures.
We are very sorry that we have had to put these restrictions in place and aim to keep the crematorium chapel open for as long as possible to allow close family to celebrate the life of their loved one.
We have also had to change the way in which a chapel funeral service is conducted as a direct result of national restrictions.
This leaflet contains guidance of what you can currently expect when making funeral arrangements and attending a cremation service.
IWC COVID-19 Prevention, Incident and Outbreak Control Plan
File Size: 857kb Key Document
The Isle of Wight Council (IWC) COVID-19 Prevention, Incident and Outbreak Control Plan describes the management structures and procedures used by the IWC to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and respond to the pandemic through local management of incidents and outbreaks.
This plan has been written specifically for managing COVID-19 incidents and outbreaks that occur on the Isle of Wight.
COVID-19 Hospitality Asset Pack: Welcome back A4 Poster
File Size: 181kb Guidance
A4 poster - This is an informative poster can be used by businesses in the hospitality industry to give advice to guests/ visitors displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The poster provides details on the process to follow in this circumstance, instructions on how to obtain a test and what to do to keep everyone safe.
COVID-19 Out and About Cards
File Size: 19kb Guidance
Working as part of the Age Friendly Island partnership we have developed a set of ‘out and about cards’ part-funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, to help people move towards the ‘new normal’.
The cards are to help people, feel more confident when they are out and about, having to social distance and follow other covid-secure measures that are in place.
These cards are for people who:
Find social distancing challenging. For example they may have a visual impairment or have difficulty in understanding social distancing instructions.
Are exempt from wearing a face covering under the Government Guidance.
Find the use of face coverings by other people challenging. Face coverings make communication difficult for those who rely on lip reading and facial expressions
Feel they need time and space. They may have been shielding and are just starting to get back out and about.
Please download and print the cards to use as needed.
FAQs - Outbreak Management - Test and Trace
File Size: 215kb Key Document
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help ensure your business and our community remains Covid-19 safe. They provide key advice on your own actions and the support available. They advise on your crucial role in the Test and Trace process and what you must do if you become aware that a member of staff, customer or visitor has Covid-19 symptoms or tests positive. They also explain what measures are in place if local outbreaks occur – and about the Island’s specially-tailored local outbreak plan.