Reporting COVID-19 breaches or concerns

Find out how to report a COVID-19 concern or breach. 

Report a Covid-19 security concern about:

Businesses
Workplaces
Events
Scam or fraud

For example:

  • a member of the public reporting no social distancing in a shop
  • A holiday let with holiday makers in it after 26/12
  • Concern from an employee that their employer is not being COVID secure.

Report to Isle of Wight Council using covidregs@iow.gov.uk

This service is available 7 days a week. You should receive an automatic response acknowledging your email.

What happens after you contact Isle of Wight Council?

The report will be logged and triaged.
It will be prioritised and given to a team to investigate or action. This could be a regulatory or enforcement action (e.g. Environmental Health) or allocated to COVID Support Officers to visit, advise or monitor.
Please note individual updates or feedback on investigations will not be given. 


Report current/ongoing Covid-19 breaches about:

Unlawful gatherings in a public place or private home.
Individuals with a positive result not self isolating.
Breach of face covering requirement (member of the public)

For example:

  • Someone not self isolating
  • Someone breaching travel restrictions (eg staying in second home)
  • A gathering in a public place or private residence

Report to the Police using this online form

What happens next?

The police will triage and prioritise.
If a response is required, they will allocate to a team to respond.

Please call 999:

  • if there is a threat to life (including road traffic incidents where someone is injured, or the road is blocked)
  • it feels like the situation could get heated or violent very soon
  • there’s a risk of serious damage to property
  • there’s a serious offence in progress
  • there’s serious disruption to the public or there could be soon

Report historic information on COVID breaches etc with no specific detail:

For example:

  • a house party that happened 5 days ago.
  • a general observation that an area is busy on a certain day, for example a beach on a Saturday afternoon).
  • general comments on social media about a COVID concern.

Report to Isle of Wight Council using covidregs@iow.gov.uk

What happens next?

The report will be logged and triaged.
If a response is required it will be given to a team to investigate, advise or monitor.
If a response is not needed, the information will be used as soft intelligence to help develop media communications or proactive monitoring. This intelligence may also be shared with the police.
Please note individual updates or feedback on investigations will not be given. 

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