COVID-19 update: 30 March 2021

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30 March 2021

Enjoy the weather - but be responsible and remember the rules

March 29 Rule of 6

Spring has sprung, and there are many festivities taking place this Bank Holiday, including Easter and Passover, as well as over the next few weeks.

We would like to remind you that the rule of 6 applies as of this week - this means you can meet in a group of up to six people or two households outdoors (indoor socialising is still not allowed).

Understandably, this is a time of celebration after a very difficult winter. But please remember that this is only one step in a long process.

We must continue to work together, observe the rules, and follow Hands Face Space in order to prevent more infections which would reduce our chances of going back to our normal lives this summer.

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Rapid tests – Easter opening hours

Approximately 1 in 3 people have no symptoms

We’re here to help you plan your free rapid tests around the forthcoming Easter weekend.

If you don’t have COVID-19 symptoms, getting tested regularly will help you to protect yourself and your family and you will still be able to get tested during the Easter break.

Please make a note of the opening hours for the following sites:

  • Heston Library – New Heston Road, Hounslow TW5 0LW
  • Hounslow House – 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB
  • Isleworth Library – Twickenham Road, Isleworth TW7 7EU
  • Staines Rugby Club, Snakey Lane, Feltham TW13 7NB

Opening times: 

  • Good Friday (2 April) - Closed
  • Saturday 3 April - Open - 8.00am-4.00pm
  • Easter Sunday (4 April) - Closed
  • Easter Monday (5 April) - Closed

In the meantime, we’re open as usual, so please drop-in, or book online here or call to make an appointment: 0207 084 9697

For up to date details about our Mobile Testing Unit locations and opening hours, please keep an eye on our Twitter page.

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Calling all parents/guardians! Please keep testing your families during the Easter holidays

Regular rapid testing for parents, their households and bubbles

With COVID-19 infection rates still high in Hounslow, it’s really important parents/guardians continue to get their families tested during the Easter school holidays and we’re here to help.

If you’re a parent/guardian or in a childcare/support bubble with nursery school, primary school, secondary school and college aged children, you can collect a FREE pack of Rapid Tests. To choose your nearest collection site click here. No need to book. You must be over 18 years old and NOT have COVID-19 symptoms to collect your pack.

Other ways to get your family tested:

  • You can access Rapid Tests via your employer if they are offering testing to employees
  • If you cannot get tested at your workplace or are unable to go to a collection site, you can order a home test kit online: Order rapid lateral flow home test kits
  • We also have Mobile Testing Units. For locations and opening hours, please keep an eye on our Twitter page.

You should report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test. Report your test result online or by calling 119.  

Rapid testing is available for those who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms book a test online via the NHS website or call 119

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New location for COVID-19 vaccines: Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre

Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre open now

If you’re booking your vaccination appointment, Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre is now open to you!

From 23 March, if you’re eligible for a vaccine, you can choose Brentford Fountain as the location for your slot.

Read the full press release here for more information

You're currently eligible to receive your vaccine if you are 50 or older, clinically extremely vulnerable, a health or social care worker or a carer.

Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre will be open to residents who have booked their appointment for their vaccinations. The Centre will be open from 8am-8pm.

If you choose this as your vaccination site, there are a number of ways to travel. Please plan your route responsibly to ensure as much social distancing as possible.

Closest train / underground stations: 

  • Gunnersbury (District) 
  • Kew Bridge (Southwestern Rail)


Bus routes: 

  • 110 towards Hounslow Bus Station, stop at Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre
  • N9 towards Heathrow Terminal 5, stop at Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre
  • 237 towards Hounslow Heath, stop at Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre
  • 267 towards Fulwell, stop at Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre

Find more information about how to get to all vaccination centres around the Borough here


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If you're eligible, book your vaccine appointment

Vaccinations over 50

If you are aged 50 or over, are clinically vulnerable, a frontline worker or a carer, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccination through the NHS website even if you haven’t yet received a letter. Appointments are available at sites across the Borough and also Ealing, Wembley and Hammersmith.

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 50 or over
  • you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you are an eligible frontline health or social care worker
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus

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

Please make sure you plan your journey responsibly to allow for as much social distancing as possible.

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