Government extends lockdown by four weeks - statement from Cllr Steve Curran
In response to this evening’s announcement of a roadmap extension of four weeks, by the Prime Minister, Hounslow’s Council Leader, Cllr Steve Curran, said:
“We know that the decision today will come as a huge blow to many and will mean more sacrifice for our residents who have already sacrificed so much.
“All of us want to get back to a more normal way of life as quickly as possible. During the past few weeks we have seen the people of Hounslow stepping up, making a phenomenal effort to get PCR tested and vaccinated to help tackle cases of the Delta variant in the borough. Residents, volunteers and partners, including the NHS, are working together with the Council in true ‘One Hounslow’ spirit.
"However, today’s decision by the Government is a stark reminder that we cannot and must not be complacent when it comes to keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe from the virus. There is still more work to be done. We must continue to follow the rules, get tested and get vaccinated when we can and we must remember the importance of ‘Hands, Face, Space’. From tomorrow, we must keep encouraging everyone over the age of 23 to get vaccinated.
"For both myself and our Director of Public Health, Kelly O’Neill, I want to thank the people of Hounslow for everything they are doing to support one another during these incredibly challenging times and for the courage and determination they continue to show each and every day. If support is needed, we are here to help. Please just ask.”