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July 8, 2020
Visitor charter launched to support Island tourism

A new visitor charter on how to safely enjoy the Island and its attractions has been launched by the Isle of Wight Council and its partners. The charter forms part of a continuing campaign to ensure everyone knows how to respect, protect and enjoy the Isle of Wight during the summer months in a 'Covid-secure' […]

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July 7, 2020
Free parking to continue for NHS and care workers

The Isle of Wight Council is announcing changes to its free parking offer for key workers. The council will continue to provide free parking to all NHS staff, health and social care workers and NHS volunteer responders assisting with the coronavirus crisis. This mirrors the government's guidance. However, from Monday 13 July, it is no […]

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July 3, 2020
Royal Isle of Wight County Show Cancelled

Royal Isle of Wight County Show Cancelled The organising committee of the Royal Isle of Wight County Show has announced the cancellation of this year’s show on 30th August due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In an attempt to support all the visitors who attend, and the businesses who benefit from the show the final […]

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July 3, 2020
We’re Good to Go says Hovertravel’s Tourism Superstar

Visit Britain’s 2020 Tourism Superstar and Hovertravel team member, Lorry Middleton has been proudly displaying Hovertravel’s official Visit Britain We’re Good to Go certification.  Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel, explains: “Who better than Lorry, voted by the Great British public as this year’s tourism superstar, to tell the world that Hovertravel has achieved this new […]

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July 3, 2020
Hovertravel returns to 30 minute frequency

Today Hovertravel has announced that from 6th July, its timetable will offer flights every thirty minutes. Hovertravel has continued to operate throughout lockdown, providing a critical community service and offering the only fast ferry option across the Solent, whilst carrying an extremely small proportion of its normal passengers. Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel, says: […]

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July 3, 2020
Residents reassured that coronavirus cases remain low on the Island

The Isle of Wight Council has moved to reassure Islanders that there has not been a local surge in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and residents should not panic or feel unduly armed. It follows the recent release of cumulative Covid-19 infection rates for the Isle of Wight and the expected release of new data later today […]

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July 3, 2020
Cycling app hits magic milestone

A fundraising cycling app has hit a major milestone. Since its launch in 2018, PedalAid mobile app users have clocked up 50,000 kilometres — equal to one and a quarter laps of the world. Ray Hewins, from Sandown, cycled the magic 50,000th kilometre and was presented with a trophy and prize at the former railway […]

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May 18, 2020
Boom time for bikes as coronavirus changes lifestyles

Islanders locked down during the coronavirus crisis have been getting on their bikes, new figures reveal.

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April 30, 2020
Isle Be Active exercise tracker launched

A fun activity tracker has been launched to encourage youngsters to stay healthy and active during the coronavirus lockdown. The Isle Be Active tracker is a simple chart that young people can use to record how much they've walked or cycled as part of their daily exercise allowance. It can be downloaded here. Alec Broome, the council's […]

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