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Covid update from the Isle of Wight Council

COVID-19 vaccine update

A booster dose of the vaccine is available for everyone aged 18 and over, and some people aged 16 and over. You must have had 2 doses of the vaccine at least 3 months ago.
A booster dose helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19. 

You can go to walk-ins or book appointments via the NHS website or by calling 119.  

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Westridge Centre, Ryde, PO33 1QS

Boosters and 1st and 2nd doses for people age 18 years and over

  • Sat 18 December 9.00 am to 3 pm
  • Mon 20 December 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Thurs 23 December 8.30 am to 6 pm

1st and 2nd dose only

  • Thurs 16 December 8.30 am to 6 pm
  • Fri 17 December 8.30 am to 6 pm
  • Tues 21 December 8.30 am to 6 pm
  • Weds 22 December 8.30 am to 6 pm

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations at Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR

1st and 2nd dose only

  • Fri 17 December, Pfizer, 2 pm to 5 pm


COVID-19 testing update

Please keeping taking LFT tests regularly when you don't have symptoms. If you develop symptoms you should book a PCR test online or by calling 119. 

  1. Daily rapid testing:

People who are fully vaccinated and identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 (any variant including Omicron) should take an NHS rapid lateral flow test every day for seven days.
If you test positive on the LFT you must isolate and take a PCR test.

This applies to:

  • fully vaccinated adults – people who have had 2 jabs
  • all children aged 5 to 18 years and 6 months, regardless of their vaccination status
  • people who can prove they are unable to be vaccinated for clinical reasons
  • people taking part, or have taken part, in an approved clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine

Unvaccinated adults are not eligible for daily rapid testing. They must still self-isolate for 10 days if they are a contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 (all variants including Omicron) unless eligible for existing workplace daily contact testing.

  1. If you aren't able to order LFTs online, please try again another time. The government may temporarily close the website to fulfil orders that have been already placed. 
  2. You can pick up LFTs from your local pharmacy. You do not need a collect code at the moment.
  3. Use this page on for more information about COVID-19 testing.


Back to basics

Keep up the trusted basics to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other illness this winter. 
Please remember:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
  • Wear a mask where appropriate, such as in crowded and indoor areas.
  • Limit close contact with people you don’t usually live with.
  • Meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.


Get more information

These are the best websites for trusted information about COVID-19.