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Latest update from Kelly O'Neill, Director of Public Health at Hounslow Council on the rising cases in Hounslow

Latest update on the rising coronavirus cases in Hounslow as of 30 September 2020.

Published: Wednesday, 30th September 2020

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"In Hounslow, COVID-19 cases are rising. The virus can spread quickly if we drop our guard and London is now on the national watch list because of this increase in cases.

"Although the cases are mainly in our working age population, we need to prevent spread to our more vulnerable people.

"Now is the time for us to take action together and in doing so keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe. If we do this we can contain the spread of the virus; we can avoid another lockdown, keep Hounslow open, support our businesses and keep priority services, including schools, open.

"But we do need to work together and each of us play a part to control the spread of the virus. Be mindful of your actions. Being reckless could do harm to the older and vulnerable people in our communities.

"You are most at risk in busy crowds, confined spaces or close contact with others. It is critical that you wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and hospitality venues.

"This is the law, and there are fines for breaches, which start at £200.

"Finally; the risk of severe illness and death more than doubles for people who test positive for flu and COVID-19. If you are eligible for your flu vaccine, prioritise one thing today - protect yourself from the double threat of flu and coronavirus. Make an appointment with your GP or visit your local pharmacist."

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