COVID-19 update: 15 December 2020

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15 December 2020

Local restrictions: London enters Tier 3

COVID-19 Tier 3

The Government has announced new local restrictions, to come into effect from 00.01 tomorrow (16 December 2020). Hounslow and the rest of London will be under Tier 3 Very High Alert restrictions.

The Government will continue to review the restrictions every 14 days, with the next review by 30 December.

View all the rules

A video message from the Director of Public Health, Kelly O'Neill

Kelly O'Neill

Rates of infection in Hounslow and across London are the highest they’ve ever been and will continue to increase if we do nothing.

Residents are urged to stick to all the Tier 3 rules and consider who they visit this Christmas and whether loved ones will be kept safe. 

We all need to act responsibly, think of others and play our part to keep ourselves and the most vulnerable safe.

It's clear what Hounslow residents can do - follow the rules, get tested and stay at home.

It’s also important we all keep doing the basics - regularly washing your hands, keeping a safe distance from others and wearing a face covering.

Watch the video here

Got COVID-19 symptoms? Get tested now.

Coronavirus mobile testing

It is vital to get tested if you think you have symptoms.

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.

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Christmas celebrations

Christmas think about who you spend it with

There will be special restrictions for five days over the Christmas period, between 23 to 27 December. You can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ made up of people from no more than three households. We must all try to limit the number of social interactions that we have. The fewer social interactions you have, the lower your risk of catching COVID-19. Even though you can visit, think carefully about if you should.

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