TWO new rapid response Covid testing centres are set to open on the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight Council is using funding from central government to set up symptom free (asymptomatic) testing sites — and has already opened centres in Newport, Sandown and Ryde.

The two new centres will be in Cowes and Yarmouth.

Community testing is for people without Covid-19 symptoms, who cannot work from home.

If you do have symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately and book a test for people with symptoms online or by calling 119. Those tests will take place at the Newclose Cricket Club site.

More information on the new rapid response centres can be found at

The test site locations are:

  • Newport – Floor One, County Hall, High Street, Newport, PO30 1UD
  • Sandown – The Heights Leisure Centre, Broadway, Sandown, IW, PO36 9ET
  • Ryde – Learning and Development Service, Westridge Centre, Brading Road, Ryde, IW, PO33 1QS
  • West Wight – Community Hall of Yarmouth and District, St James’ St, Yarmouth, IW, PO41 0NU (From 22 February)
  • Cowes – Isle of Wight Community Club, Park Rd, PO31 7NP (From 22 February)