Third Lockdown - help make it the last!

​Community Response and Back up - Crab Niton - is the working group of volunteers formed to help and support our community through the Covid 19 crisis. Crab provides local information and services to residents and businesses and does this with the support of Niton and Whitwell Parish Council, the IoW Council, other Parish and Town Councils and voluntary groups on the island.

This third and hopefully last national lockdown is slightly less strict than the first in that more shops are open but it is really important that everyone limits contact with others as much as possible so this will be the final lockdown before the majority of people are vaccinated.

Our helpline remains open and our operations room in the old Telephone Exchange, High Street Niton will be open 10am to 1pm Mondays to Fridays from Monday 11 January.

We can collect prescriptions and drop them at the surgery/pharmacy for those that are shielding and also deliver the prescriptions if the pharmacy is unable to do so.

We are here to support our community through the enthusiasm and commitment of our volunteers.

Please get in touch if you need help or support.


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We can keep our community safe if we work together.

We thank you for your support.


The CRAB Niton Helpline

Open between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday. 

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The Maskometer!

Thank you to all the volunteers who have been sewing facemasks.  We now have 1000! It's an amazing number achieved in only a few weeks. And thank you to Jane Thurbin our volunteer who has been organising this huge effort.


If you would like to get involved please contact us via email



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If anyone is feeling particularly inspired here is a photo of a very designer facemask.  It's a very similar design to ours but made from silk with some very long ties.  We won't be taking orders for these - you will need to make these yourself!!!!

GOV.UK Coronavirus:

What you need to do from Wednesday 6 January 

  • Stay at home as much as possible & work from home if you can. You can go out locally for exercise once a day, to get essential shopping and to provide care for others.

  • Access education remotely until after the February half term except vulnerable children and children of key workers can attend.

  • Continue to access medical and other care services

  • Not Mix with other households indoors or outdoors except you can meet one other person from another household for exercise outside in a public space. The previous support bubbles remain.

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people when you go out if you can and wear a face covering.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and as soon as you get home.

  • Do not go out if you or anyone in your household have symptoms.

  You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.


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