Government and NHS advice

The latest government guidance

The government has removed legal restrictions for coronavirus (COVID-19) in England, as of Thursday 24 February. Residents are reminded that the best way to stay safe is to:

Guidance for living safely with COVID-19 can be found on their website.

Getting tested

The following centres are now closed for PCR testing:

  • Michael Flanders Resources Centre, Church Lane, Acton, W3 8PP

  • Featherstone Terrace Car Park, Southall, UB2 5AB

  • Gurnell Leisure Centre, 29 Ruislip Road East, London W13 0AZ.

Rapid testing kits can no longer be picked up for free at local pharmacies, libraries and community centres.

We still recommend that you get tested before you go to places with a lot of people, or areas that have little ventilation. You can purchase these at most pharmacies and online.

Coronavirus vaccines

If you are offered a vaccine, please make sure you get it - vaccines offer the best protection for you and your family against COVID-19. Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for everyone aged 12 or over. If you are aged 12 or over, you can walk-up to CP House in Ealing or selected local pharmacies and get your vaccine or you can make a booking on the NHS website. You do not need to wait to be contacted.

The COVID-19 vaccination is also being offered to 5 to 11 year olds as a lower dose. Throughout May, there are dedicated pop-up vaccination clinics in Ealing or can make a booking on the NHS website

  • 3 to 7pm on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May at Berrymede Junior School, Acton, W3 8RN

  • 10am to 6pm on Sunday 15 May at St Mary’s Church, Acton, W3 9NW

  • 3.30 to 7pm on Monday 16, Tuesday 17, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May at Beaconsfield Primary School, Beaconsfield Road, Southall, UB1 1DR

  • 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday 18 and Wednesday 25 May at Northolt High School, 11 Newbury Way, Northolt UB5 4HP

  • 10am to 6pm on Saturday 21, Sunday 22, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May at St Mary’s Church, Acton, W3 9NW.

Health advice

Go to the NHS for the latest health and well-being advice, translations of NHS advice and advice on entitlements for migrant patients.