Coronavirus update: 22 April 2020

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22 April 2020   

Delivering on our priority to protect our most vulnerable 

As we near our 2,000th food parcel delivery from Hounslow’s Community Hub, Council Leader Steve Curran has been out volunteering in Brentford to ensure residents get the supplies and support they need. Watch the video

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Cllr Curran delivering food boxes to isolated residents

Earth day 

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Today marks 50 years of Earth Day. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. Climate change is a challenge that the Council is committed to tackling to ensure Hounslow and our planet is a safe and environmentally friendly place for everyone. 

This Earth Day, why not pledge to change one habit, whether it is to travel using sustainable modes of transport, volunteer locally, recycle your food waste, or switch to a green energy provider. For more information on what you can do visit the Earth Day website. 

Have your say on our climate emergency


In February 2020, we launched our public consultation on the draft Climate Emergency Action Plan. The Plan sets out how we will achieve our target of reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2030, as well as influencing a reduction in wider borough emissions. 

The consultation was previously due to close at the end of March, but due to the coronavirus outbreak the consultation has been extended until Monday 27 April 2020. With just a few days to go, we want to hear from as many people as possible, please take this opportunity to Have your say.

Giving young people a voice: We particularly want to hear from children and young people about our draft Climate Emergency Action Plan and so we have set up a dedicated page to encourage you to share your views. The survey is open to all children and young people in full-time education. The future is in your hands! Click here to complete school students survey.

Ramadan during lockdown


With Ramadan just around the corner, we know that many of you will be observing the holy month.

The Muslim Council has provided advice and guidance on fasting, social distancing tips and how to make the most of Ramadan at home during the coronavirus pandemic. 

In line with government guidance, Mosques will remain closed until restrictions are lifted. You should continue to pray at home and must not invite anyone outside of your household for prayers or Iftar. Open Ifta is providing a way to virtually interact every day with guest speakers and meals over Zoom. They will also be live streaming the Call to Prayer each day on Facebook.  

Cyber Aware 

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Cyber Aware is the UK Government's advice on how to stay secure online during coronavirus.  

With many of us are spending more time online, fraudsters are taking this opportunity to target people.

 Cyber Aware can help you learn more about how to protect your device by following these security measures:  

  • Create a strong password to keep your information secure.  
  • Setup an extra layer of online protection by using a two-factor authentication process  
  • Use the latest software updates on your devices to improve security 
  • Keep your data backed up on your devices so you don’t lose any important information 

 Stay home. Stay connected. Stay Cyber Aware  

More information

Want to talk? 

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Feeling in need of a chat? We're working with Age UK to support befriending helpline for isolated and vulnerable residents across Hounslow. We've made calls to over 675 residents during this tough time. Get in touch via or call 020 8560 6969, Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm. 

Staying connected with family and friends

One you Hounslow

Staying at home for long periods of time can be both isolating and overwhelming. Staying connected with others virtually and keeping occupied with hobbies and activities can help. The One You Hounslow’s Connect More page has various ideas for ways to keep busy during this time, including links to virtual tours of the National Gallery and tutorials for using video calls to interact with your loved ones. What activities have you tried at home? Let us know by emailing: 

Tag @OneYouHounslow and @LBofHounslow in you your #HounslowStaysWellAtHome

Online resources for health, education and wellbeing 

Move Crew, UK active Kids A programme developed with expertise of teachers and physical activity specialists, elite athletes, kids and coaches. Each mission will help kids unlock their 60 minutes of daily activity. Dance missions, Super sessions, and the Loot scoot are just some of this week’s Move Crew missions. 

Beat the bug is packed with hints, tips and ideas to help individuals and families of all ages stay physically fit, strengthen their immunity and improve mental and emotional wellbeing. 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons To help support parents and children now learning at home there will be programmes, online lessons and a wealth of content from across the BBC. Primary, Secondary and Post 16 Daily lessons include topics like Wellbeing, alongside English, Maths and Science. 

London Youth have created a weekly activity calendar featuring five daily week-day sessions and three weekend sessions and a resource pack for you to build your own weekly activity schedule – be that as a young person, a youth worker or a youth organisation.  

OurParks Live Get fit for free anytime whether it's yoga, dance workouts, superhero fitness routines or StayInWorkOut videos, head over to @OurParksUK there is something for everyone.  

Chair based exercise for over 60s by instructors from Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, alongside free online fitness, yoga and pilates classes for Hounslow residents.  

The 2.6 Challenge London Marathon Events has teamed up with other UK event organisers to create The 2.6 Challenge. We’re asking you to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate, the ideas and options are endless. You can do anything you like as long as it follows the Government’s guidance on exercise and social distancing. Choose your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas on the website.  

Visit for more support and information. 

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