COVID-19 update: 2 February 2021

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19 January 2021

REMINDER: Public events under lockdown

Weddings and funerals advice

This is a reminder that under the current guidelines, events where the public gather in person should not be taking place except under very limited circumstances.

  • Funerals of up to 30 are permitted.
  • Weddings of up to 6 are permitted in exceptional circumstances.
  • Wakes and other linked ceremonials of up to 6 are permitted.

The police can take action against you if you meet in larger groups. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fines (fixed penalty notices).

View all the rules

We want to hear from Hounslow’s BAME communities

Residents survey

More than a thousand people have taken part in our short COVID-19 survey to tell us how the pandemic has affected them and their families. If you have not yet had a chance to complete the survey, there’s still time.

We are especially keen to make sure the responses are representative of all our communities, so we would like to hear more from our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic residents. It will only take a couple of minutes for you to complete the survey. Your feedback will help us to improve the support we are providing to Hounslow residents.

Please share the survey with your family and friends and encourage them to take part before 7 Feb.

Have your say

Online event tonight: keeping London's Bangladeshi community informed

Keep Hounslow Safe

There are a number of online events taking place throughout the coming weeks aimed at BAME groups with the goal of keeping London's diverse communities safe and informed about the vaccination process. 

One of these events is taking place tonight, 2 February 2021, 8pm-9:30pm, and is aimed at giving members of London's Bangladeshi community a chance to raise any questions, concerns, clear misinformation and keep loved ones safe.

You do not need to RSVP. To attend, please join the virtual event in one of the following ways:

We will be highlighting similar events as and when we can.

Join at 8pm

Supporting your mental health & wellbeing

Mental health support available

We know lockdown has been difficult for many residents, especially with the colder months upon us. There is support available to help during these challenging times.

We have a range of mental health and wellbeing support available to help keep your mind well. Please head to our website for more information.

Get support

Keep yourself and your loved ones healthy

Help keep Hounslow healthy

How are you keeping healthy during lockdown?

One of the best ways to maintain your wellbeing is to get any kind of exercise as often as you can. Under current restrictions, you can exercise by yourself, with your household or support bubble, indoors or outdoors.

Not sure where to start? Check out our Get Active programme below and find free workouts, online classes, tips and tricks that you can use to keep yourself and your loved ones moving.

Get active

Aged 70+ or clinically vulnerable? You can book a vaccine appointment

If you're 70+ or vulnerable you can book your appointment

If you are aged 70 or over, or you are clinically vulnerable, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccination through the NHS website even if you haven’t yet received a letter. Appointments are available in Ealing and Wembley. 

You must book your appointment before you go to a vaccination centre.  We are aware of other scam messages circulating - please ignore them - the NHS will never ask you for money or your bank details for your vaccination – it is free. 

Book appointment

Vaccine fraud: know the signs

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Be alert to vaccine fraud.

The NHS will never ask for payment or your bank details. The NHS will also never arrive unannounced at your door or ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of your personal documents.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.

If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to

Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge.

Report fraud or identity theft directly to Action Fraud below.

Report vaccine fraud

Contact tracing - we're here to help

Hounslow Contact tracing here to help

Hounslow Council's local COVID-19 Contact Tracing team is here to support residents and help to get coronavirus under control. Council staff may call you if you have tested positive for COVID-19. This is to help notify any one who you may have been in contact with and reduce the spread of the virus.

Please answer when we call so that we can complete this important work and help keep coronavirus under control. During the call we will also check if you need any support or assistance such as with food shopping, collecting medication or debt advice.

Find out more

Our new mobile testing units

Mass testing

We have two new mobile testing units to help reach as many people as possible who don’t have COVID-19 symptoms and who want a rapid test.

Rapid testing is available for anyone over the age of 18, who still needs to go out for work and who needs FREE, QUICK and REGULAR testing. You can get up-to-date info on mobile testing unit locations by following our Twitter page.

You can also get a rapid test at:

  • Hounslow House
  • Heston Library
  • Isleworth Library

Simply drop-in at a time that suits you between 8am-4pm, seven days a week, or book an appointment online or call 0207 084 9697.

Pre-booked appointments ONLY are also available at: Staines Rugby Club.

All sites are dedicated to rapid COVID-19 tests and are therefore not operating their regular services under Government guidelines.

Book rapid test

Mobile testing unit

Support and advice - domestic violence

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. We're providing support and advice to any resident experiencing domestic abuse and also 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 or or the 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

If you are in immediate danger please call 999.

Domestic violence

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