COVID-19 update: 28 April 2021

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28 April 2021

We're on Track but Don't Blow It!

Hounslow Don't Blow It

The early May bank holiday this weekend presents a wonderful chance to meet family and friends, do some local shopping or visit a local pub or restaurant. 

However, it's vital that we continue to work together, observe the rules and follow 'Hands. Face. Space.' in order to prevent more infections, which would only reduce our chances of meeting the June 21 date and going back to our normal lives this summer.

If you're heading out to shop or go to a restaurant, don't forget to make sure you and your group all scan the Test and Trace QR code when out and about to help control the spread of the virus. 

We are making good progress in the plans to lift lockdown but please remember that there are still steps we must take to keep ourselves and each other safe.

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Aged 42 or older? If you're eligible, find out how to get your vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine for aged 42 or over

If you are aged 42 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.

Appointments are required beforehand for all vaccination sites except Brentford Fountain Leisure 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 42 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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Early May Bank Holiday rapid testing

Not showing COVID-19 symptoms? You still could have the virus

We’re here to help you plan your free rapid tests around the forthcoming May Bank Holiday.

If you don’t have COVID-19 symptoms, getting tested twice a week will help you to protect yourself and your family and you will still be able to get tested during the May Bank Holiday weekend.

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: 

  • Saturday (1 May) - Open - 8.00am-4.00pm
  • Sunday (2 May) - Open - 8.00am-4.00pm
  • Bank Holiday Monday (3 May) – All sites (including our Mobile Testing Units) will be closed with the exception of Heston Library which will be OPEN (6:30am–7.30pm).

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

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Pop-up vaccination clinic this week

Convent way COVID-19 vaccination drop-in clinic this Friday 30 April

This Friday (30 April), a COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up, Drop-In Clinic will be held at Convent Way Community Centre from 11am to 4pm.

No appointment necessary. Just bring yourself, for a free, quick and easy vaccination experience.

There will be a female doctor on-site to answer any questions, as well as two female nurses on-site, who will be able to address any concerns you may have.

We have two separate rooms booked, one for men and another strictly for women. Please spread the word and let’s make a success of this community initiative.

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