Urgent Covid-19 lockdown news: 4 November 2020

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4 November 2020

National lockdown

National restrictions

This afternoon the Government won the support of MPs for a new national lockdown.

That means that from 00.01am on Thursday 5 November until 2 December, you must stay at home. But there are exceptions. See what the full set of regulations means for you.

For more information on the

new rules click here

Advice for businesses

National Lockdown advice for businesses and venues

Between 5th November and 2nd December, many shops and businesses in England will need to close or only open for deliveries or click and collect. This is to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Hounslow schools during lockdown

Cllr Bruce

Worried about sending your children to school during lockdown?

Cllr Tom Bruce is both a local teacher and our Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Youth Services.

He has explained why it’s important for children to continue to go to school during this time:

“Hounslow Council believes that prioritising the wellbeing and long-term future of our children and young people is paramount. So, as schools remain open during this new lockdown, it is critical that children and young people continue to attend in order to maintain their wellbeing and education, and to support working parents and carers."

Hounslow Libraries

Library services

From Thursday (5 November) Hounslow Libraries will be closed for browsing. We will be operating a click and collect service from selected libraries. To use this service, you can either request a form in person, phone or email your local library and use our online service to reserve books. Our digital and online services can be accessed as normal.

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Fireworks safety


The new restrictions which come in to force from Thursday 5 November mean that Bonfire Night and Diwali must be celebrated very differently this year.

The Council and the London Fire Brigade is calling on residents to think twice about holding a firework displays at home or building a garden bonfire. Please consider celebrating in a different way with less risk of injury or fires.

There are many ways to mark important occasions in alternative ways. Acting safely and responsibly at all times is the only way to keep our loved ones, older relatives and communities safe.

Remember, it’s illegal to set off fireworks in the street or public places. Be courteous to neighbours and be mindful of pets. To report incidents of noise nuisance call 020 8583 2222.

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