Hounslow Chamber webinars
All are free, run for 60 minutes and start at 10:00 am:

2 nd  June - Health & Wellbeing -

4 th June - Business Task Force -
We are pleased that Cllr. Guy Lambert, Cabinet Member for Highways, Recycling and Companies is able to be with us.

If you have missed our webinars, you can watch them now:  https://hounslowchamber.org.uk/10015
The programme of advice and support is really helping business owners with up to date information, enabling you to make good decisions about how to get through the current strange times.

All the webinars are free – please use this service and click here to book your place.
NHS Test and Trace service is launched today
(courtesy of Cabinet Office)

As per the Health and Social Care Secretary's statement yesterday afternoon, the government has announced that the new NHS Test and Trace service will be launched from today across England. 

As of today, anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions. This could include household members, people with whom they have been in direct contact, or within 2 metres for more than 15 minutes.
People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus. 

Please click here for more details
Mobile test centre available in Isleworth this Sunday and next Monday
The mobile coronavirus test centres will be available again this Sunday and next Monday.  

When: Sunday 31 May and Monday 1 June 10.30am-3.30pm  
Where : Grasshoppers’ Rugby Club, Syon Lane, Osterley, Isleworth, TW7 5PN.  
There is a mixture of walk-in and drive-through appointments which will be available to book on Friday 29 May.

Tests should be taken within five days of developing symptoms as this is when the test is most accurate.  

Testing for key workers, volunteers and their families:    
Symptomatic people who are key workers, any volunteers working in key worker roles, those who cannot work from home and, people over 65, and members of their households are able to get tested for coronavirus and can book an appointment via the  self-referral portal .  

Testing for members of the public:  
The Government has now extended its testing programme to include any members of the public aged 5 and over. Please register via the  NHS website

Once you register and book your appointment via the self-referral portal or NHS website you will receive a 16-digit code text message. At the testing site, you will need to show your 16-digit code text message to staff members as confirmation for the test.

If you have any difficulty or any questions about testing, please email  publichealth@hounslow.gov.uk  
6000 new supported homes as part of commitment to end rough sleeping (courtesy of White Label)

Plans to provide thousands of long-term, safe homes for vulnerable rough sleepers taken off the streets during the pandemic were unveiled on 24 May by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.

The £160m commitment this year is an acceleration of the £381m announced for rough sleeping services at Budget (now extended to £433m). The funding will ensure 6,000 new housing units will be put into the system, with 3,300 of these becoming available in the next 12 months. 
Self employed income support scheme explained!

Back union call for a review by government before redundancies are made
Working safely in retail premises click here for full details from HM Government.
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Good News:
Barratt London is getting back to work at High Street Quarter, Hounslow, from Monday 1st June 2020. Please click here for more information.
A2Dominion and Transport for London reveal plans for 400 affordable homes at Hounslow West station

A2Dominion and Transport for London (TfL) have put forward proposals to bring around 400 affordable homes to Hounslow by redeveloping the underground station car park. 

The plans, designed by HKR architects, include properties ranging from one to four bedrooms, 1,400 sqm of retail space and improved pedestrian and cycling facilities. 

Work on Hammersmith civic campus under way

In Hammersmith, work has begun to transform the site of the Town Hall into a civic campus with 204 apartments, a performance space for an orchestra, a cinema and more.

Close consultation with the Disabled People’s Commission means this development will be accessible to all. It will also be built to an eco-friendly design, minimising the scheme’s carbon footprint.

Hounslow Chamber of Commerce is the primary support, networking, and representation organisation in west London for SMEs.

We support the interests, the commercial aspirations and the investment for some 18,000 firms - from Chiswick to Feltham, Heathrow to Osterley and Brentford to Bedfont - the Chamber is the voice for all businesses located in the borough.