Coronavirus update: 4 August 2020

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4 August 2020   

Got coronavirus symptoms? Get tested now

Keep Hounslow Safe

There are a range of local testing options available to you, including a mobile testing site with a mixture of walk in and drive-through appointments available on Wednesday 5 August and Saturday 8 August at the private car park on Hanworth Road, TW3 3TY. For more information, please click here.

NHS Test and Trace is an essential part of the Government’s response to stopping the spread of coronavirus and to save lives. Get tested and do your bit to protect your friends and family. 

Virus isolation period extended from seven to 10 days

 You must now self-isolate for 10 days if you:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Receive a positive test result

People in your household should continue to self-isolate for 14 days. For more information visit the NHS website.

Campaign urges people with diabetes to look after their health

Diabetes campaign

A new campaign launched by the Council and NHS urges local people with diabetes to think seriously about their health and reduce their risk of being severely affected by COVID-19.

One in three people in the UK who have died from COVID-19 had diabetes. Even when all the other risk factors are taken into account, research shows that higher blood glucose levels and obesity are linked to higher risk of more severe symptoms. NHS Hounslow CCG and the Council want to support residents who have diabetes to access help available to them to reduce their risk.

To find out more about the campaign click here.

Find out where you can Eat Out to Help Out

Help out Eat out launch

More than 53,000 outlets across the UK have so far signed up to the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme which began yesterday. 

As Eat Out to Help Out stickers and posters start to appear in the windows of restaurants, cafes, bars and other establishments, customers who want to take advantage of the scheme are advised to look out for the logo.

The logo means diners that eat-in will benefit from a 50 per cent discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, on food and non-alcoholic drinks, any Monday to Wednesday in August – and no voucher is required. Diners can take advantage of the offer as many times as they like during the month.

To find out which restaurants are participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in Hounslow you can use the Government's online restaurant finder. Simply enter your postcode, or one near to where you want to eat out, to get a list of participating outlets within a five-mile radius.

Next phase of Hounslow’s Streetspace projects announced

Cllr Khan Street Space

Hounslow Council has announced a further phase of Streetspace transport projects to be implemented this financial year to help support more trips being made by foot and by bike.

These changes are designed to reduce through-traffic in residential roads and to aid adherence to social distancing guidelines. They also support improving road safety and reducing pollution outside schools at arrival and pick up times.

The new measures include: 11 new low traffic neighbourhoods; seven new School Streets and three new residential road closures to prevent through traffic.

Full details and information about the next phase of Streetspace projects can be found here

Local businesses encouraged to register for building contracts


Hounslow Council is encouraging local businesses to register for building contracts via London Tenders Portal.

The portal provides opportunities for businesses to bid for local building contracts from the Council. This includes all types of construction work such as carpentry, electrical, refurbishment work, plastering, scaffolding, supply of skips and professional services, including architectural, surveying, ecological, security, and catering. Registering on the London Tenders Portal is free for all traders.

To sign up for the London Tenders Portal click here.

Beavers and Cranford Libraries reopen

Library services

Beavers and Cranford Libraries have reopened their doors this week, after being closed since March due to lockdown requirements. Health and safety measures are in place which include; social distancing, frequent cleaning, a limit on the number of people entering at once and reduced opening hours.

Beavers library will be open on Monday 10am to 3pm and Thursday 10am to 1pm.

Cranford Library will be open 10am to 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

Find out more about library services in the Borough here.

Booking system introduced at Space Waye

Space Waye Re-use and Recycling Centre

Don't forget from this week residents arriving with cars must book a slot for entry using the online booking system to access Space Waye Reuse and Recycling Centre. 

The new platform will reduce queuing at Space Waye by permitting visitors to book a convenient 30-minute slot for arriving and unloading.

Trade customers will continue to have access to Space Waye without the requirement of a booking via Heron Way (Gate 3).

For further information please visit

Warm Weather forecast this week

Hot weather

Warm weather has been forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. Remember to stay safe when enjoying outdoor spaces by wearing a hat, applying sunscreen, staying hydrated and staying in the shade.

Don't forget to keep your distance from anyone you don't live with. 

For more information on staying safe in the sun this week visit the NHS website

Home based nature activities for Hounslow residents 

Let's go outside and learn

The new project from Thriving Communities: Hounslow Response Fund, offers nature-based activities from the safety of your home. You can learn something new, awaken your senses and connect with others. 

The activities aim to bring people together to share positive experiences with nature without having to leave your home. The group meet weekly via telephone to discuss a new theme each week. 

To sign up visit 

Can you help Hounslow Community FoodBox? 

Hounslow Community Foodbox

The Hounslow Community FoodBox, a registered charity based in Brentford, is pleased to be supporting so many residents that are in need with emergency food across Hounslow.

They are currently searching for more volunteers who have a car to support with home deliveries. They will pay a mileage allowance to cover your journeys. 

If you can help any time, day or evening, Tuesday to Saturday, to deliver food in the Borough please email or call Philip Joes on 07743 547262. 

What can you do this Summer in Hounslow?


With the summer holidays now in full swing, we've put together a useful pool of resources for some inspiration over the next six weeks. 

Events & Days Out In Hounslow

Whats on in Hounslow  local activities and events across our borough 

Hounslow Urban Farm learn all about farm animals 

Syon Park Gardens visit the beautiful historic gardens 

Chiswick House Gardens enjoy 65 acres of gardens 

Osterley Park & House – a Georgian country estate

Arts & Crafts

Activities For Kids from Fields in Trust From designing a dream park to making faces and a fun parks wordsearch, we've plenty to help the kids be creative!

Bounce Theatre presents Art workshops at Reach Academy Tuesdays in August, email for more information 12 years plus. 

Rainbows of Feltham. Compete in the Rainbows of Feltham competition and showcase your creative rainbow contributions across Feltham in support of the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. Email your entries into or tag @rainbows_of_feltham on Instagram. Closing date for entries is Monday 31 August at 12noon.

Get Active Outside

Plogolution has been set up to help support communities that are dedicated to protecting the environment. They arrange regular ‘plogs’ which are run/walk and rubbish pickups. There are two routes available so anyone, no matter fitness level can take part and help clean up the local community. Prior booking is compulsory to ensure we adhere to Government Guidelines. The next plog will take place in August, keep an eye on the website for more information.

Activities for Families Free sessions of Family learning fun at Donkey Wood from Let’s go Outside and Learn! Pre- book to guarantee your place! Email to book

Xplorer Orienteering is now available at Hanworth Park and Bedfont Lakes Country Park. To ensure safety of all Park users, users must always follow government advice and stay two metres apart from those outside of their household at all times. Download your free map here. 

Small Group and 1-2-1 Football Sessions Brentford FC Community Sport Trust are running new football sessions at the new facilities at Gunnersbury Park. For more information and to book visit 

Feltham P+C Boxing Club are running Boxing activities for young people aged 13-20 at Redlees Park every Wednesday this August. Visit the website for more information and to book.

The Green Gym is an innovative way to get physically active and make a difference to your local environment. Activities take place in the beautiful Pevensey Road Open Space. Get in touch for more information.

Dr Bike return to Osterley from Saturday 1 August 10am – 12noon, thereafter  first Saturday of each month.

Harlequins Foundation Weekly Rugby Hub for ages 14 to 16 years, every Wednesday night at 6pm. To sign up email

Cycle Hire at Osterley Park and House. The National Trust have opened their cycle hire at Osterley Park located on the Front Lawn. There are bikes for all ages but please bring your own helmet if possible. There are strict cleaning procedures in place. Cycle hire will be open Wednesday – Sundays in August from 10am-4pm (last hire 3pm).  For more details go to

Summer Cycle at Kew Gardens Bring your bike along to Kew to celebrate summer with an evening bike ride on 13 August 5:30-8:30pm. Bikes aren’t usually allowed in the gardens, so this is a unique opportunity to explore Kew Gardens on bike. Attached a photo. To book go to

Activity Inspiration Online

OurParks Wake & Shake Online Class, Mondays and Thursdays 11am

Couch to 5k is a weekly running programme designed by the NHS for complete beginners. The Couch to 5K app gives you a choice of coaches and helps you track your progress. 

Brentford  FC Community Sports Trust  have added some new free online fitness sessions including Tabata, Morning Stretch and Yoga for Beginners. Visit the website to book.

OurParks also offer a great range of online sessions during the week, including free live Yoga every evening. Just, register, sign in and book your next online class! Book your next online class!

We Are Undefeatable are supporting people with a range of long-term health conditions to find ways to be active, see the website for more activity inspiration.  

Move Crew, UK active Kids. 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.

Harlequins Foundation online live workout sessions, join in via Instagram by searching @harlequinsfoundation. 

Skipz Productions online classes for children aged six plus. A range of dance, drama, singing, origami and a detective class are on offer. All classes will take place Monday - Friday at 3.30-4.30pm via Zoom.

For more activity inspiration visit

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