In response to rapidly rising coronavirus cases across the UK, the government introduced new national restrictions on Thursday 5 November to reduce the spread of infection.
The new measures require people to stay at home, except for specific purposes, and order the closure of all non-essential shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and some leisure facilities.
Essential shops, including supermarkets, will remain open, and children and young people can continue to attend school, colleges, universities and childcare settings.
The council will continue to deliver essential services.
We understand that this continues to be a worrying time for many residents, and there is a variety of support available, including the NHS Volunteer Responders, local volunteer schemes and the council's COVID-19 Community Hub.
The NHS Volunteer Responders service is open between 8am and 8pm and can be contacted on 0808 196 3646. Individuals who may be experiencing financial difficulties and unable to purchase food, can call our Community Hub on 020 3949 5786 or email COVID19hub@hillingdon.gov.uk (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday). For more information visit our community support page.
It is vital that you carry on following the existing safety precautions, including washing your hands regularly, keeping two metres apart from those outside of your household, and wearing a face covering as necessary.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you must self-isolate and book a test immediately. If you are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service please follow their instructions.
We all have a part to play in combating this deadly virus. By staying at home, remaining vigilant and pulling together to adhere to the restrictions, you will be protecting the NHS and saving lives.