Novel Coronavirus – COVID 19 – advice hub

This page is a source of information with links to the various official websites that offer help and advice. We have included information that we believe is relevant to you as an Isle of Wight business and resident. This page will be updated as new information is received.

To see what we are saying to our visitors, please go to our consumer website page –

Useful links

New Test and Trace app (August 2020) – how to use the QR code facility for your business!

Isle of Wight Council Covid-19 prevention and outbreak management videos

The Isle of Wight Council have produced these two videos for use by businesses and event organisers:

Information for your guests in case of suspected coronavirus symptoms (updated 27 August 2020)

Early Outbreak Management – Download and display these helpful action cards for your business and for your guests:

July 4 reopening:

We’re Good To Go – Visit England scheme

Visit Isle of Wight strongly urges all tourism and hospitality businesses to sign up to this scheme.

If you are successful, please display your ‘badge’ on your website, your social media – and please let Visit isle of Wight know, so we may update your page on the consumer website – email with your news!

visit England logo of we're good to go

About Coronavirus:

Isle of Wight travel:

From June 15, all cross Solent and public transport providers on the Isle of Wight will require passengers to wear face masks when using their services.

Advice for Business and Employers

Advice for businesses and employers from the UK Government

Visit Britain information and the latest advice for business – plus specific advice on how to communicate with your customers

Isle of Wight Council advice and support for small business including Government Grant Funding

Professional Association of Self Caterers UK – Guidelines for Cleaning

Tour Guides

Organisations representing professional tourist guides have issued Covid-19 Guidance for Tour Guiding, to ensure guides can work safely and members of the public can book and go on tours with confidence.

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 to allow visitors a chance to interact with you even if they can’t be there in person!

Maintain good 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:

Download your Rights of Way poster in your land has access near public footpaths

Here’s a handy guide to washing your hands, should you wish to print and display it for your guests.