Testing and vaccinations in Hounslow

Update on our Surge activity

The Government have announced that Enhanced Response (Surge) Area status in Hounslow will come to a close on Monday 21 June, a week earlier than originally planned.

Launched on 23 May, the programme has seen tens of thousands of residents ‘Stepping Up For Hounslow’ by getting vaccinated at pop-up clinics across the borough and getting a PCR test so that we can understand spread of the Delta variant. Efforts to get remaining residents vaccinated and PCR tested will continue as part of the Council’s commitment to support the fight against COVID-19. 

We will be updating this page again shortly.

How we're responding in tackling new variants - and what you can do to help!

Do your part:

  • Take one PCR test if you live in Hounslow
  • Get vaccinated when you can
  • Continue taking twice weekly rapid tests to ensure you are not spreading the virus without knowing.

Why are we asking everyone to take a PCR test?

A PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test is a swab test that goes to a laboratory for testing.  A PCR test is the only way to accurately identify coronavirus and new variants.

Take a PCR test:

  • Even if you are vaccinated as you could potentially still spread to people without knowing, especially those who have yet to be vaccinated or fully vaccinated
  • Even if you recently did a rapid test
  • If you have COVID 19 symptoms

Promoting mobile PCR testing units and pop up vaccination clinics:

Our community engagement teams will be door knocking to promote mobile testing units nearby and pop up vaccination clinics.

Where to drop off your home PCR test?

If we have given you a home test kit, you can drop off these kits at Hounslow House, Isleworth Library, Heston Library and Bedfont Library. For anyone with COVID 19 Symptoms – a booking is required.

There are a variety of testing options available to Hounslow residents with coronavirus symptoms including attending a local testing site or ordering a test to be delivered to your home.

Visit our Local tests for people WITH symptoms (PCR tests) webpage to book an appointment or order a home test kit.

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Find out if you're eligible here

In the meantime, there are a few other steps you can take:

Follow Coronavirus Restrictions: what you can and cannot do 

Book rapid testing appointment  

Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests kits 

If you’re on a low income and need to self-isolate but can’t work from home, access self-isolation payment

Read our joint statement with Public Health England (published Wednesday 19 May)

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For additional support please call: 0207 084 9697

Keep up to date by checking this page and our social media daily over the next five weeks as more details of where you will be able to access vaccinations through pop-up clinics and free testing at sites across the Borough will be published widely soon.

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