NHS frontline staff given something to sing about

Organisers of the Jack Up The Summer festival are offering Isle of Wight NHS frontline staff free entry to the event once social distancing and other measures are relaxed – and the coronavirus outbreak is over.

While public events, family celebrations and gatherings may be on the back burner for now, the team behind the event have decided to show their appreciation for those NHS angels battling the virus on all of our behalves by giving them something to look forward to.

Sarah Moss, Event Manager, said: “It’s important to retain a sense of hope and optimism for brighter times ahead, and none more so than for those who are out there risking their own health to help others during the pandemic.

“We want to give them a party they’ll never forget and enable everyone to join in thanking them for their hard work and dedication.”

Jack Up The Summer is scheduled to take place on August 7-9.

Isle of Wight NHS staff will be able to register their attendance via the festival’s website in the lead up to the event.

Organisers have advised that they are monitoring official guidance from the World Health Organisation and working closely with all of the relevant agencies, including the local authority, Public Health England and the NHS.