Springwell School

New Covid Guidelines 2022

New measures announced in response to the Omicron variant

The Prime Minister has announced new measures in response to the Omicron variant, including face coverings in shops and on public transport, PCR tests on or before day 2 for all international arrivals and self-isolation for contacts of suspected Omicron cases, including for those who are fully-vaccinated.

Face coverings

Face coverings should be in all public/communal areas, shops and on public transport. 

When to do rapid tests

Do rapid tests on days when you're more likely to catch or spread COVID-19.

For example, do a test before you:

You should also do daily rapid tests (1 a day for 7 days) if you've been in contact with someone with COVID-19 and are either:

  • fully vaccinated
  • under 18 years and 6 months old

How you can access your FREE rapid test

You can get a FREE rapid test quickly and easily by:

REMEMBER: If you do tests at home, you’ll need to report your results online here: Report your test result online or by calling 119. 

You can also walk-in to one of our testing sites at:

  • Heston Library (New Heston Road, Hounslow TW5 0LW) between 8am-4pm Mon-Sun.
  • Bedfont Library (Staines Road, Feltham TW14 8DB) between 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri.

To stay up to date with any further changes that might arise, please continue to keep an eye on our website, our Twitter page or our Facebook page for more information, including details about the locations of our Mobile Testing Units.

FREE rapid tests (5 January - 9 January 2022)

Wednesday 5 January 2022

  • Tesco Feltham, 98 High Street, Feltham (TW13 4EX)- Open 9am-4pm
  • Holy Trinity Church, Hounslow High Street (TW3 1HG) – Open 9am-4pm 

Thursday 6 January 2022

  • Holy Trinity Church, Hounslow High Street (TW3 1HG) – Open 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Tesco Hayes, Hayes Road, Southall UB2 5LN- Open 9:00am-4:00pm 

Friday 7 January 2022

  • Meadowcroft, Brooks Road, Chiswick( W4 3BD)- Open 09:30am-12:30pm
  • Holy Trinity Church, Hounslow High Street (TW3 1HG) – Open 09:00am-4:00pm
  • Hounslow Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre,367 Wellington Road, Hounslow (TW4 5HU) – Open 11:00am -16:00pm 

Saturday 8 January 2022

  • Tesco Feltham, 98 High St, Feltham (TW13 4EX )-Open 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sainsburys Chiswick (W4 5UT) – Open 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 9 Janaury 2022

  • Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Alice Way, Hounslow, (TW3 3UA)- Open 09:00am – 15:00pm
  • Morrisons Brentford, 228-246 High Street Brentford (TW8 0AB) - Open 10:00am-4:00pm

Local tests for people WITH symptoms (PCR tests)

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. 

Home test

On the booking form, you can order a home test to be delivered and completed from your home. This is especially useful for residents who do not have a car

Local testing sites

When you book a test, you will be shown the testing sites with available appointments closest to you.

This might include: 

The Mobile Testing Unit in Hounslow is available every 3 days.  

Please note: Do NOT attend any PCR testing site without a booking.

 You should not utilise NHS tests if you have returned from a high-risk country and do not display any symptoms, nor should you use NHS tests in order to travel abroad. You must pay for private tests for this purpose. 

For more information - see eligibility for testing on the .Gov website 

If you HAVE coronavirus symptoms?

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (fever, new cough, loss or change in taste/smell), it is important that you get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. 

You and your household should also self-isolate and only leave the house to go and get tested. When leaving the house to get tested, you should wear a face covering, and drive or walk to the site and must NOT use public transport or a taxi.

Book an appointment at a PCR testing site 

Order a test by visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119

More information on testing for residents with coronavirus symptoms including local testing sites and directions.