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Below is the latest information from the Council:
On Monday, the rules are changing
No earlier than Monday 29 March, the rules around staying at home will be changing as part of the next step of the government’s roadmap out of national lockdown.
The main change will be that you will be able to meet outdoors to socialise either with one other household or as part of a group no greater than 6 people.
Outdoor sports facilities may also reopen, but there will still be strict travel restrictions and you must continue to limit the number of journeys you take.
You must work from home if possible, and travel abroad is strictly prohibited unless you are permitted to do so.
Remember, 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 only reduce our chances of meeting the June 21 date and going back to our normal lives this summer.
If you are eligible, book your vaccine appointment
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.
Rapid tests over Easter available in Hounslow!
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
- 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 www.hounslow.gov.uk/rapidtest 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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