A LETTER from the Prime Minister will land on the doorsteps of every home on the Isle of Wight next week, urging them to stay home.

In the letter sent out to all homes across Britain, Boris Johnson will outline measures the Government has put in place to fight coronavirus and to support businesses and workers.

The letter from the Prime Minister will say: "“We know things will get worse before they get better.

“But we are making the right preparations, and the more we all follow the rules, the fewer lives will be lost and the sooner life can return to normal.

“I want to thank everyone who is working flat out to beat the virus, in particular the staff in our fantastic NHS and care sector across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

“It has been truly inspirational to see our doctors, nurses and other carers rise magnificently to the needs of the hour.

“Thousands of retired doctors and nurses are returning to the NHS – and hundreds of thousands of citizens are volunteering to help the most vulnerable.

“That is why, at this moment of national emergency, I urge you, please, to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

Residents will also receive a leaflet detailing how they can stay safe through the outbreak.