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There’s never been a more important time to support local businesses.

The need for social-distancing and self-isolation has encouraged many Isle of Wight shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés to innovate – introducing new offers such as takeaway and home delivery services. We’ve seen village shops establish themselves as the heart of the community, going the extra mile to provide services and stocks and when the supermarkets are struggling. You can follow all the latest developments right here on Taste of the Wight.

To help spread the word of this shift, we want to create a hub of information detailing what services businesses are offering at this unsettled time.

Get in touch with us via our Instagram or Facebook account to be included on this list or to update us on your status.

SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a cough
  • shortness of breath

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. Research shows it takes, on average, around 5 days for symptoms to start showing.

If you are worried that you might have coronavirus

  • Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people, especially older or vulnerable people
  • Call NHS 111 or use the online service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 – you will be asked questions and given advice
  • You should not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or St Mary’s Hospital without checking with NHS 111

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

  • Do…
    • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
    • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
    • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
    • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
    • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
    • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • Do not…
    • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean






The Editor

Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its fifth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.

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Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its sixth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.