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May 2021

  • Surge Testing and Vaccinations

    Published 26/05/21

    Step Up For Hounslow!  

    Surge testing and increased vaccination continues in Hounslow to help tackle a new COVID-19 variant of concern. We need everyone to play their part and to get PCR tested as soon as possible and to get vaccinated when they can. Here is some new information for you to share please. 

    • Residents are stepping up to get PCR tested.  1,982 PCR tests were completed on Tuesday 25 May.
    • We are continuing to door-knock in the Hounslow West area of the borough today [staff are carrying appropriate I.D], delivering PCR tests and leaving letters with information and details of support for anyone who is not at home. 
    • Today [Thursday 27 May], we’re launching the first of several new ‘Pop-up' vaccination clinics — please see table far below for more details.  
    • Hounslow Council Leader, Cllr Steve Curran and Director of Public Health, Kelly O'Neill, have issued a joint statement this afternoon on clarification of Government Travel guidance. They said: “We are delighted for the sake of residents and businesses that the Government has clarified their travel guidance after calls from all eight areas designated for surge testing and vaccination, who recognised the issues and worked together to ensure common sense prevailed. Confusion caused by changes in the guidance last Friday brought great inconvenience, worry and concern to many Hounslow residents and businesses, and on top of this, it distracted Council staff and NHS colleagues from the delivery of the surge testing and vaccination programme which is our top priority. We encourage every resident in Hounslow and London to be tested and vaccinated as soon as possible. This is the only way we will beat the virus.”   
    • Our ‘Step Up For Hounslow!’ multi-channel Communications and Engagement activity is helping to spread the word. For example, images of the campaign have been featured on the BBC, in the Guardian as well as on ITV. We generated more than a million impressions of our content on Twitter, increasing our number of followers five-fold.   
    • Surge Testing and Vaccinations activity will continue for approximately five weeks. 
    • For more information, visit: which we are updating regularly as details are confirmed. 
    • Follow us at: LBofHounslow (Twitter) and London Borough of Hounslow (Facebook). 
    • You can also keep in touch via our e-newsletter: sign up to our Covid-19 enewsletter 
    • For now, please remember to follow the basics including ‘Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air’.  

    From Wednesday 26 May, here is where residents have been able to…  

    Get Vaccinated!   

    • Book an appointment via or call 119:  
    • Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre — 658 Chiswick High Road, Brentford TW8 0HJ — Open 08:00 – 20:00.   
    • One of Hounslow’s five community pharmacy sites  

    Get PCR Tested!  

    Mobile PCR Testing Units:   

    • Beavers Field Park, Hounslow TW4 7JF — Open 09:00 – 15:00 
    • Tesco Hayes, Bulls Bridge (UB2 5LN) — Open 10:00 – 18:00

    Local PCR Testing Sites:   

    • Brabazon Road Sports Court, Hounslow, TW5 9LR — Open 08:00 – 20:00
    • Padstow Walk car park, Feltham, TW14 9XU — Open 08:00 – 20:00  
    • Stamford Brook Car park, Chiswick W4 1NH — Open 08:00 – 20:00 
    • Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB — Open 08:00 – 16:00

    We will also have a Community Engagement Team at: 

    • Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Alice Way, Hounslow TW3 3UA
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    Published 20/05/21

    Rise in new variants and the vaccine

    Across all NW London boroughs [Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster], we are seeing a rise in the rates of new Covid-19 variants.

    There is no evidence to suggest the Covid-19 vaccine is not working in terms of providing protection against variants, but it has never been more important to come forward for your first vaccine and ensure you have your second for maximum protection.

    All our large vaccination centres listed below will all be providing Pfizer vaccines from tomorrow.

    Anyone over the age of 36 can now book at walk-in to one of our vaccination centres for a first dose of the vaccine. GPs are also sending invites, so you can book in.

    Walk-in availability varies, booking guarantees you a slot, services are open 09:00 – 19:00.

    Walk-in vaccination services

    The vaccination centres providing a walk-in service for first doses are open from 09:00 – 19:00 daily [except Byon Hall and Brentford leisure centre — see below].

    • Brentford leisure centre 658 Chiswick High Rd, Brentford TW8 0HJ [Monday to Thursday]
    • Bryon Hall Christchurch Avenue, Harrow HA3 5BD [Monday to Wednesday only
    • Ealing — CP House, 97-107 Uxbridge Road, Ealing W5 5TL
    • Heathrow Vaccination Centre, Compass Centre, Bath Road, Heathrow, TW6 2GW
    • Marble Arch Vaccination Centre: 86 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EA
    • Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands Hammersmith International Centre, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR
    • The Record Store, The Old Vinyl Factory, 15 Pressing Lane, Hayes, UB3 1HA
    • Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
    • Wembley Vaccination Centre: Olympic Office Centre, 8 Fulton Rd, Wembley, London, HA9 0NU

    You are asked to bring ID, your name and address and your NHS number if you have it [if you don't have your NHS number you can still walk-in].

    Following your walk-in you will then be able to book your second vaccine at 8 weeks 48 hours later using

    Second doses

    To help ensure residents get the maximum protection possible, we are bringing forward the date of second vaccines from 12 weeks to 8 weeks.

    If you had a vaccine at a GP service, you will be texted inviting you to attend a new date. If you attended a pharmacy or large vaccination centre and booked your seconded dose through the national booking system — you will be texted to invite you to change your second appointment. You will need to cancel the appointment you have and rebook — there are plenty of appointments available to do this.

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  • Drop-in for your vaccination at Alice Way Gurdwara, TODAY [Wednesday 19 May]

    Published 18/05/21

    Residents of Heston, Cranford and surrounding areas in Hounslow can walk in and get their first dose of the vaccine at a drop-in clinic at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Alice Way on Wednesday 19 May — even if they have not got an appointment.

    Vaccinators will include Panjabi-speaking health professionals, and translations will be made available.

    Date: Wednesday, 19 May

    Time: 11:30 -16:00

    Venue: Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Alice Way, Hounslow TW3 3UA.

    There is no need to book an appointment; the walk-in service is available to everyone over the age of 40 or younger if the guidance changes before the clinic.

    Residents are also eligible if they fall under the following categories:

    • At a high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
    • Have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
    • Have a learning disability
    • Are an eligible frontline health or social care worker
    • Get a Carer’s Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you are a carer.

    It would be helpful if attendees can bring identification or a NHS number, but this is not a requirement.

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    Published 13/05/21

    The School will be closed to all students except those sitting assessments on Friday 14 May 2021. Please check the letter for further details.

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  • Surge testing – Isleworth and Osterley

    Published 10/05/21

    There is evidence of a COVID-19 case in your area with the variant of concern first identified in South Africa. There is no immediate cause for serious concern. As a precaution, residents over 16 living in and around the Isleworth Train Station area should get a PCR test by Friday 14 May even if they are symptom free. If you have not received a home testing kit, please visit Hounslow Council’s Mobile Testing Unit at Isleworth Train Station or at Tesco, Osterley. Support is available from the Council. Call: 0207 084 9697 or

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  • Surge testing – Isleworth and Osterley

    Published 07/05/21

    There is evidence of a COVID-19 case in your area with the variant of concern first identified in South Africa. There is no immediate cause for serious concern. As a precaution, residents over 16 living in and around the Isleworth Train Station area should get a PCR test by Friday 14 May even if they are symptom free. Hounslow Council is door-knocking today and tomorrow delivering home testing kits. If you are out, you will be left a letter with more information. Support is available from the Council. Call: 0207 084 9697 or visit

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    Published 06/05/21

    Please put your request for leave, in writing or by email to, for Eid Celebrations, with child's full name & tutor group by Tue 11 May.

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May 2021