COVID-19 update: 2 March 2021

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2 March 2021

We are still under national lockdown

National Lockdown

Please continue to observe the guidance on staying at home. This advice is not expected to change until at least 29 March.

This means we must continue to wash our hands, wear our face coverings in public spaces, leave at least 2 metres of room between ourselves and anyone outside of our household or support bubble.

The roadmap to COVID-19 recovery

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We are currently preparing for Step 1 of the Government's four-step roadmap out of national lockdown.

Please make sure you're aware of what the rules will be on 8 March. Until then, continue to follow the national lockdown restrictions.

It is important that we all continue to observe the rules closely through the process of lifting restrictions so that we can keep each other safe and return to normal life quickly.

Find out more

Get tested and get ready for the start of school

COVID-19 rapid test

If you’re a parent or a guardian of primary school aged children, you can get a FREE rapid test in preparation for the kids going back to school next week. If you don’t have COVID-19 symptoms, getting tested regularly will help to protect yourself and your family as we all follow the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

You can book rapid tests as often as you like here or drop-in at:

  • Heston Library – New Heston Road, Hounslow TW5 0LW – Open 6.30am-7.30pm Mon-Fri, or 8.00am-4.00pm Sat/Sun
  • Hounslow House – 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB – Open 8.00am-4.00pm, Mon-Sun
  • Isleworth Library – Twickenham Road, Isleworth TW7 7EU – Open 8.00am-4.00pm, Mon-Sun
  • Staines Rugby Club, Snakey Lane, Feltham TW13 7NB – Open 8.00am-4.00pm, Mon-Sun

You can also call to make an appointment: 0207 084 9697

Book rapid test


If you're 65 or older or clinically vulnerable, book your vaccine - even if you don't have an invite

Over 65 vaccine

If you are aged 65 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. 

You can book an appointment now if:

  • you are aged 65 and over
  • you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you are an eligible frontline health worker
  • you are an eligible frontline social care worker

You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centres or a pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations.

Book appointment

What will you need if you have to self-isolate? We can help you

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Did you know there is support available for self-isolating residents?

There are lots of instances in which you might need to self-isolate - click here to find out when you should do so.

However, if you haven't had to isolate yet, and haven't had the chance to think about what your plan might be for food security, financial support, medical assistance or any other areas of concern, we can help you.

Visit our Community Hub for more information about all the support available to you and your loved ones.

Go to Community Hub

Contact tracing

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

Support and advice - domestic violence

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. We're providing support and advice to any resident experiencing domesticabuse 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.

Get help

Domestic violence

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