Covid-19 update: 20 October 2020

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 20 October 2020   

A Message from Kelly O'Neill, Director of Public Health

Kelly O'Neill

COVID-19 positive cases are rising in Hounslow. The more cases rise, the greater the danger that we won’t be able to contain the infection and we will start to see more people in our vulnerable groups become infected and unwell. For these people this virus can be deadly.

This week we had over 340 new COVID cases. In the last week we tested 3,648 people, 9 per cent were positive.  

Tier 2 ‘high’ restrictions are in place in our Borough to stop the spread, and protect our most vulnerable.

You must not meet socially with friends and family indoors, unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble.

This is especially important during half term. 

A kiss or hug with a family member or friend could pass on the virus quickly. Keep your distance.  Play your part for your family, your community and for Hounslow.  Don’t be the one who spreads the virus.

We must all continue to:

  • Wash hands regularly
  • Wear a face covering
  • Keep a safe distance from others

More information about what the new restrictions mean for people who are vulnerable, and the support available, is outlined below.

Stay safe this half term and don’t break the rules. They’re there to keep everyone safe.  

Tier 2 guidance for people who are vulnerable

Tier 2 advice for vulnerable people

The Government has issued new guidance for those who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable.

Visit our website for more information

Keep Hounslow safe

Tier 2 rules you cannot visit someone else's home

You must not meet socially with other households, even if they live outside the affected area, unless you live with them or they are part of your support bubble.

More information

An important message for families this half term

Kissing with Covid half term message

It only takes one kiss – keep your distance from people outside your household, however much you love them.

More information 

Update to travel corridors

Travel restrictions

 People arriving into the UK from Italy, San Marino and Vatican City State from 4am Sunday 18 October will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

Click here for more information

Watch the Leader of Hounslow Council, Cllr Steve Curran's COVID-19 message

Cllr Curran


On Friday, the Leader of Hounslow Council, Cllr Steve Curran, shared the latest COVID-19 data for our borough and talked about the Tier 2 restrictions now in place. He also reminded us of the importance of everyone playing their part to keep Hounslow safe. See it now.


Watch the video here

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