Covid-19 update: 18 November 2020

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18 November 2020

A COVID-19 message from London Irish RFC

London Irish

Hounslow Council and London Irish RFC have worked together in lockdown to mark the arrival of the club at their new home in the Borough and to send an important COVID-19 message to fans and Hounslow residents alike.

Watch the video here

Download the NHS COVID-19 app

Covid 19 NHS test and trace app

The NHS COVID-19 app is available on both Apple and Android smartphones and is easy to download. 

The app allows users to report symptoms, apply for a coronavirus test, and check in to venues by scanning a QR code. It also helps the NHS trace individuals who may have coronavirus. The app helps health professionals to understand quickly if the virus is spreading in any particular area.

Download the app here

Hounslow Contact Tracing

Hounslow Contact tracing here to help

Hounslow Council's new local COVID-19 Contact Tracing system backs up NHS Test and Trace and helps get coronavirus under control. Council staff call you if you have had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and to check if you need any assistance or support such as with food shopping, collecting medication or debt advice.

More information

Got coronavirus symptoms? Get tested now.

Coronavirus mobile testing

It’s vital people get tested if they think they have symptoms, but remember, you must self-isolate until you get a negative result. 

range of Covid-19 tests are available - you can; 

  • Order a home test kit 
  • Go to a local walk-through test centre in Feltham and Heston, or 
  • Visit a Mobile Testing Site

You can't access a test without booking in advance online or by calling 119.

You should only book a test if you have symptoms or have been asked to book by the Council or a hospital. 

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Domestic violence support and advice

Domestic violence support

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. We're providing support and advice to all residents suffering domestic violence and to people who want to report suspected abuse.

You can get in touch with Hounslow Domestic and Sexual Violence Outreach Service by calling 07810 031 780.

If you are in immediate danger please call 999.

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Community Hub

Community hib

The Community Hub plays a vital role in supporting thousands of residents across the borough during lockdown and beyond. 

The Community Hub is there to help residents with getting food, medicine and support. If you or someone you know needs urgent support, please contact 020 7084 9697 or  

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Hounslow Business Support Grant now live

Apply now

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for business support grants, for businesses required to close during the latest period of national restriction.

If you meet the criteria as set out in the policy document, please complete an online application form below.

Apply now

Supporting local businesses

open for business

Despite the new national lockdown restrictions, many businesses are still open across the borough providing essential services and goods. Local businesses need support from local communities more than ever, so find out here what businesses are allowed to be open here. 

Some local and regional businesses are also offering additional home delivery services, subject to stock and circumstances.

Find out more here

Latest information and advice

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