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Isle of Wight Update (IOW Council)

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heatwave warning for the Isle of Wight
Level 2 heatwave warning issued With prolonged periods of warm weather expected over the next few days, a ‘heat health’ warning has been issued for the Isle of Wight. There is a 60% chance of heatwave conditions between 0000 Friday 17 June and 0000 Sunday 19 June in the South East of England. Hot weather can affect everyone, especially the very young or very old or those with chronic disease. The top ways for staying safe when the heat arrives are to: look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors turn off lights or electrical items that are not in use to keep rooms as cool as possible; drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals; try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm take care and follow local safety advice, if you are going into the water to cool down walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, if you have to go out in the heat avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling Find out more about looking after yourself in hot weather

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Look after yourself at the Isle of Wight Festival
Are you looking forward to an amazing weekend? Don’t let illness ruin your fun. Simple actions like getting rid of used tissues safely and washing your hands with soap and water can help stop you catching and spreading illnesses like Norovirus, flu, and COVID-19. Some bugs like COVID-19, measles and meningitis can be prevented with vaccines, so make sure you are up to date with your vaccinations. If you’re feeling poorly try to stay at home to take care of yourself and protect others. Contact NHS 111 if you’re concerned and need further health advice. It’s also important to look after your sexual health. Using a condom every time you have sex is the best way to protect yourself and partner from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and pregnancy. 

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Isle of Wight Festival updates The Isle of Wight Festival is this weekend; 16 to 19 June. There are changes to how traffic around the festival site at Newport is managed and to how some of our services are provided.  The one-way system along Fairlee Road, Newport will be put in place from lunchtime on Wednesday 15 June. All outbound traffic from Newport will be directed up Staplers Road. Please try to reduce car trips around Newport Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning to help stop pressure on traffic movement in and around the town. when the one way system comes in.
Find out more about changes due to the Isle of Wight Festival

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Community Pantries

Isle of Wight community pantries are brilliant, especially if times are tight. You pay £5 a week but actually get over £15 worth of fresh, frozen, tinned and dry food.  To take part you need to become a member by contacting one of the community pantries. You can use the pantry once a week, but you don’t have to go every week. There are now 3 food pantries open.  East Cowes
Community Spirited, Vectis Road, PO32 6HN. Tel: 01983 296592
Opening hours:
Tuesdays, 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Oakfield Primary School, Appley Road, Ryde, PO33 1NE Tel:
 563732. Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Baby Box, Victoria Street, Ventnor, PO38 1EJ Tel: 07961 959003
Opening hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm to 4pm
Saturdays, 12pm to 2pm Find out more about Isle of Wight community pantries Other useful contacts for support The Isle of Wight COVID-19 helpline: 01983 823600 Islehelp.me Citizens Advice: 0800 144 88 48 or citizensadviceiw.org.uk Help through crisis Mental health support: iwmentalhealth.co.uk and NHS111 or get medical help – NHS 111 Get more support contacts for Islanders Early support fund Early Help Grant funding available now Grants of up to £23,000 are available to help organisations deliver initiatives that support families, children and young people living on the Isle of Wight.
Local groups, clubs and enterprises are being encouraged to apply for the ‘Early Help Community Capacity Building Grant’.
The funding has been made available through our Supporting Families programme. The funding can be used to help new or existing providers organise activities, clubs or groups for families and young people.

Grants could be used to set up and run schemes such as: Teenage Groups Family-Based Groups Mental Health and Welcoming Sessions/Hubs Peer Support Groups Outreach Support Community-led Groups and Activities Applications close on 27 June 2022. Activities will be expected to be up and running by 30 September 2022. Find out more about the Early Help Community Capacity Building Grant vaccination update
It’s not too late to get your COVID-19 vaccine Everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines for 5-11 year olds are by appointment only. People aged 16 and over and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose. People aged 12 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, will be offered a 3rd dose and a booster (4th dose). Spring Booster
People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, can now book a spring booster. If you’re over 75 and it’s been 6 months since your last vaccine you will be contacted to book your booster or attend a walk-in. Please make sure you leave the correct time between doses. Walk-in vaccination clinics
The Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 8 am to 8.00 pm. The walk-in centre will be closed Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June because of the Isle of Wight Festival.  South Block, St Mary’s Hospital Vaccination Hub, Newport PO30 5TG
Every Monday and Thursday 7:30am to 1:30pm throughout June, July and August. Closed Monday 29 August for the bank holiday.  Please note St Mary’s Hospital Vaccination Hub is open for over 18s only. Over 75s can get their booster. People with suppressed immunity are requested to bring evidence of this with them. You can still book a vaccine appointment on the NHS websiteGet more information about vaccinations on this local NHS website
Isle of Wight Council County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD
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15 June 2022
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15 June 2022
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