IOW doubles Covid testing and opens vaccination hub

A new pop up testing centre is now open at 1 Leisure, Medina, Newport 7 days a week 9.30am until 3pm. The existing centre at Newclose cricket ground will be open longer from 9am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. This will double the Covid testing capacity on the Island.

People with COVID-19 symptoms who are unable to get a test slot online should call 119 and will then be advised of appointments at either Newclose or 1Leisure Medina.

Home testing kits can also be ordered online or via 119. These should be posted in priority post boxes: COVID-19 home test: step-by-step guide (adults and children) - GOV.UK (

It has been announced that St Mary's hospital is to be the Island vaccination hub. We have no further details but will update this website as soon as we do.