Novel Coronavirus – COVID 19 – advice hub
Information about COVID-19 for the Isle of Wight tourism industry.
Last updated 19 July 2021.
To see what we are saying to visitors, please go to our Travel the Wight Way page.
For information for residents please go to keeptheislandsafe.org
Moving in to Step 4 – July 19
Most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 will be lifted at step 4. You can read more about what this means on the government’s website. There is updated information for tourism and hospitality businesses.
For hotels and guest accommodation, please go to: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19/hotels-and-guest-accommodation
For hospitality venue, please go to: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19/restaurants-pubs-bars-nightclubs-and-takeaway-services
For events and attractions, please go to: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19/events-and-attractions
Advice for Business and Employers
Isle of Wight Council can help you with information about running your business safely after 19 July.
- General advice for businesses and employers from the UK Government.
- Information about financial support for businesses including sick pay, rates and tax can be found on this page on the government website.
- UK Government cleaning advice
- Information from the Health and Safety Executive about working safely.
Visit Britain information and the latest advice for business – plus specific advice on how to communicate with your customers
Isle of Wight specific information to share with your guests
Travel the Wight Way
The Isle of Wight visitor charter is how we explain to visitors how we’re asking them to behave when they’re visiting the Island.
It is used on board ferries and transport and by Visit Isle of Wight. Please download your own copy to use and share with your guests
Please download these free marketing and social media graphics we’ve created for you to use.
Information for your guests in case of suspected coronavirus symptoms
Please display this poster to all your guests so they know what to do if they develop symptoms or test positive using a rapid response lateral flow test when on holiday
Download poster here or view information on keeptheislandsafe.org
Cross Solent travel
Other useful information
Maximise the power of your social media
Visit Isle of Wight Marketing Manager Emma Harris has provided useful tips for your business to maximise the power of your social media.
Look after your mental health
We understand that now is a difficult time. Local mental health first aider Fiona Jeffrey from Brightbulb Design has come up with this helpful guide.
If you’re an Island resident there are lots of places to ask for support if you need it.
The best place for information, help and support with COVID-19 on the Isle of Wight is keeptheislandsafe.org.