As the Isle of Wight marks a National Day of Remembrance, a year after the first Covid-19 lockdown, cast your mind back to the events of March 23 2020.

At 8pm, an emergency message was broadcast by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who announced the immediate closure of 'all shops selling non-essential goods' and banning gatherings of more than two people in public.

The Isle of Wight County Press blogged live as the PM made his announcement.

Lockdown was called nineteen days after the first case of coronavirus had been confirmed on the Isle of Wight.

Read the March 2020 blog HERE

Covid: One year since first coronavirus case on Isle of Wight

A few days earlier, on Friday March 19, Island school children were told it would likely be their last day in the classroom for months, though the children of keyworkers were among those who continued to attend.

Isle of Wight travel firms announced significant changes to their timetables, to reflect the requirement to stay home.

There had already been shortages of loo roll and hand sanitiser in the days leading up to lockdown, as speculation spread about what it would mean.

One year on, on March 23 2021, a minute of silence will be held at midday and, at 8pm, Islanders are invited to shine a light from our doorsteps as we reflect on the past year.

The third national lockdown currently remains in force, with a stay-at-home order in place until March 29.

See what the change in rules, from next Monday, means for you.