The Isle of Wight is one of a handful of places to remain in Tier One (Medium), according to the latest government Covid announcement.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been speaking at Westminster.

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It will come into force when the second lockdown ends next week.

Here's what it means:

Isle of Wight County Press:

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Read what the Island's MP Bob Seely had to say about the news.

Leader of the Isle of Wight Council, Cllr Dave Stewart, has been reacting to the news, thanking residents for their efforts during lockdown. 

He said: "Being in Tier One gives us back some more of the freedoms we have all battled to secure in everything we are doing to reduce the transmission of the disease.

"Having done this so well, these are freedoms we need to fight to retain so the key messages of hands-face-space continue to apply.

"Please continue to be careful about where you go, who and how you meet because although things are looking up, they can quickly change.

"Taking personal responsibility and making good choices continues to be the best way to protect your self and those you love from the virus.

"The gradual introduction of vaccines and testing in the coming months will assist us in this challenge, but I can only urge, it is what we all do will make the biggest difference.

"Let’s remember, there was life before the pandemic and all of the signs are hopeful that we can return to something of that life in 2021.

"That’s something I hold on to as a make my own plans to follow the guidelines and celebrate Christmas.

"We have all come too far to throw this opportunity now. So I encourage everyone to keep their eyes on the prize, do the right things, stay safe and make a good plan for next year."