FURTHER UNLOCKING CONFIRMED WITH HOLIDAYS BACK ON FROM NEXT WEEK

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The Prime Minister has confirmed that pubs, shops and hairdressers will re-open across the Island next Monday, alongside the good news that tourists will be able to holiday on the Isle of Wight once again.

With cases and deaths plummeting – and the COVID vaccination programme excelling – the Government has confirmed the roadmap out of lockdown will proceed as planned.

It means that from 12th April, non-essential retail will be allowed to re-open alongside gyms, hairdressers, beauty salons and beer gardens – with no requirement for a substantial meal to be served alongside alcohol and with no curfew. Outdoor attractions will also open their doors to visitors including zoos, theme parks and drive-in cinemas.

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There is further good news as care homes will be permitted to allow residents to see 2 named visitors, instead of 1.

However, outdoor gatherings are still restricted to just 6 people (or 2 households) with no indoor socialising.

The next step in the roadmap is expected to come into effect from 17th May – 6 weeks today.

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Chris
Chris
7 days ago

Great news my B&B / “temporary self catering units” are booked up busy till 17th May!!

Lee
Lee
Reply to  Chris
6 days ago

That is good news you should have a good year.
To Boost the UK economy it would be great if people holidayed in the UK this year.

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Chris
6 days ago

I thought government says you cannot have guests before 17 May

Micky
Micky
Reply to  Dave
3 days ago

From Monday 12th self contained units can have guests, so holiday camps with fixed accommodation with own toilets etc, Cottages, bungalows etc. with overnight stays too.

Hard hat harry
Hard hat harry
Reply to  Chris
5 days ago

Good to hear your busy .the holiday lets near me are full until the end of the year
Hope you have a profitable summer ..

Laura
Laura
7 days ago

This is absolutely fantastic news however if anybody on the Isle of Wight within the council or within the police believe that no tourists have been over here during any of the lockdown they are even more deluded than I thought they were

fred
fred
Reply to  Laura
6 days ago

A lot of train spotters came over during lock down at the worst times to post videos on you tube saying good buy to the old trains. You are correct, there is evidence.

Smithy
Smithy
6 days ago

So what are the rules about holidays? It doesn’t make it clear and I missed the speech.

Sunshine
Sunshine
6 days ago

All good news. Businesses need to start earning again. But, I’ve got one thing to say, ‘here we go again’……watch this space!!!!!!

Adrian Moran
Adrian Moran
6 days ago

As per usual people still only hearing what they wish to hear . The rule is still to minimise your travel ! The wording is ambiguous, so common sense has to be used, all the numpties and DFL’s take note.

Nick Black
Nick Black
6 days ago

Just wait for the so-called‘ COVID passes to become a standard requirement.
I for one gave no intention of going to any public house/restaurant, infancy ANY business that requires this.
they are an infringement of personal BC and civil liberties, and the sooner that people realise this the better!
There have been articles claiming that a ‘majority’ of people support them – NO-ONE I know does, so just who are they asking?

Rebel
Rebel
Reply to  Nick Black
6 days ago

Well my friend Mr justice told everyone back in June 2020 that id passports would be coming, closely followed by the social credit system. Today I see China has asked the WHO if they ( China) could run the Id passports for the whole world!! So for all those that abused and laughed at what Mr justice said, “I told you so” lol.

Nick Black
Nick Black
6 days ago

Also, how many people realise that, despite sitting out doors, you will still have to ‘check-in’ at pubs and restaurants, and this now means everyone, not just the lead member of the group.
What happened to our freedoms after vaccine etc?!

Mandy
Mandy
6 days ago

Ventnor’s holiday lets and second homes have been unlocked since February half term.

Nope
Nope
5 days ago

Don’t care. Not interested in any propaganda from any tyrants in government.

Rebel
Rebel
4 days ago

A lot of you people still dont get it do you! Our whole way of living is under attack! More now then ever before. There isnt no, ” be great when we are back to normal ” this what we have now, and forever, tests, lockdowns, Id passports, less freedom more restrictions. Justice warned you all, but still most carry on regardless. Oh and dont forget censorship, will they allow this? Have a good day.

Micky
Micky
Reply to  Rebel
4 days ago

Can’t wait if it protects my family, friends and I

Rebel
Rebel
Reply to  Micky
3 days ago

Ha ha ha, do you honestly think they care about you your family and friends!? Ha ha ha how naive! Have a good day.

Micky
Micky
Reply to  Rebel
3 days ago

Never said that. “Can’t wait if it protects my family, friends and I” that is what I said.

Rebel
Rebel
Reply to  Micky
3 days ago

None of this has been to protect you! Its money! A vaccine that doent stop you getting it or passing it on, but MAY make the symptoms a bit better, lol laughable! Wake up a smell the bull!

Micky
Micky
Reply to  Rebel
1 day ago

More misinformation. Wake up and do more research.

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