A message from Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council
Published: Friday, 8th January 2021
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today declared a major incident as hospitals across the capital face being overwhelmed by Covid-19 cases. This will support the better coordination of arrangements to help the NHS manage demand.
BREAKING:— Mayor of London (gov.uk/coronavirus) (@MayorofLondon) January 8, 2021
Today I have declared a major incident in London because the threat this virus poses to our city is at crisis point. One in 30 Londoners now has COVID-19. If we do not take immediate action now, our NHS could be overwhelmed and more people will die.
Though this is a significant step, and one-in-30 Londoners are now thought to have Covid, it is not cause for undue alarm. Locally, services are still running as before and arrangements remain in place to make sure our most vulnerable residents are protected.
However, as Kelly O’Neill, the Council’s Director of Public Health, explains in her video below, cases of Covid and associated deaths are rising rapidly in the borough. I urge you to watch it and heed her advice.
We need everyone to follow the rules - to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. And, if you have to leave home, remember – hands, face, space. It’s simple, and anyone ignoring these rules is making a decision to put their lives, and those of others, in danger.
Our support to the most vulnerable and those in need remains in place and we are here to provide support to all of you who need it.
The difficulties on our hospitals need not become difficulties in our communities, but we need everyone in Hounslow to do their bit.
You can see more here about what support is available here.