January 2021 COVID19 Lockdown – Useful Information

With the Government putting a national lockdown in place for the rest of January and into February, this page will be updated with helpful links/information.

The Seaview Pharmacy continues its excellent delivery and pick up services for local residents : Call the Pharmacy on 613116 or email them: [email protected]

Seaview Community Shop is still offering a delivery service too: To place an order, call the shop on 616487 or email them: [email protected]

Aspire in Ryde are hosting a helpline for this lockdown period for prescription, shopping requests and food deliveries. They are happy to assist with residents in our parish if required. The number is 716020 and the helpline will be manned from Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. 

Someone to talk to:

The Aspire Ryde telephone Support Service is a free telephone friendship service for people providing regular contact and support to vulnerable people within the North East of the Island who may feel isolated, alone or unwell physically or mentally.

Our phone support volunteers are trained and overseen by professionals to ensure your safety.

Just call us on 01983 716020 to request telephone support.

The Isle of Wight Council continue to provide the local lead with guidance and support during lockdown – their COVID19 guidance (including a self-isolation toolkit) can be found here: IWC CV19    and their helpline number is  823 600 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am to 1pm You can also email [email protected].

Other updates which you may find helpful:

  • Letters, emails and text messages from the Govt/NHS to clinically vulnerable people went out last week when the Island moved into Tier 4 – they are being sent out again this week as a national lockdown means there are some changes e.g. eligibility for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable residents should register online at to request access to a priority supermarket delivery slot and to tell the Isle of Wight Council if they need support that they are unable to arrange themselves. To register, you will require your NHS number. Anyone can go online and register on behalf of a CEV.

There is additional winter funding to Help through Crisis to support island residents who are in genuine hardship (help with food, gas and electricity in an emergency) –