The Isle of Wight’s destination management organisation, Visit Isle of Wight, has commented on the ongoing situation surrounding coronavirus.
Island businesses and visitors are being urged to follow the guidelines laid down by health officials in a bid to help stop the spread of the deadly virus
Will Myles, Managing Director of Visit Isle of Wight said:
“Obviously, this is a worldwide issue that is touching families, communities and beyond. Our message to residents, Island businesses and our visitors is to follow the guidelines laid down by the World Health Organization, Public Health England and the Home Office.
“Visit Isle of Wight is in continuing contact with Visit England / Visit Britain & UK Inbound to get the latest updates and advice. By working together, we hope the Isle of Wight can play its part in limiting the impact that COVID-19 has on a global scale.
“Tourism is a major contributor to the Island’s economy, and as such it is in everyone’s interests to work together to lessen any impact the Coronavirus can have here.
“Visit Isle of Wight will continue to actively promote the Isle of Wight as a year-round destination”.
For the latest information on COVID 19 and what to do if you think you are suffering symptoms visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust have updated their advice. Read more at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/nhs-advice-for-islanders-updated-as-covid-19-spreads/.