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The latest day-by-day Covid-19 infection rate figures across Ealing have dropped in 8 out of 10 areas. For the first time for weeks no neighbourhood had an infection rate of over 1,000/100,000.

Ealing Broadway West was the lowest at 236.4 and Southall Green was the highest at 887.9. Ealing’s overall rate is falling and is at 529.5 - the sixth worst in England and second worst in London.

No-one seems to know why Ealing persists in having one of the highest Covid-19 infection rates in England.

Ealing Council Public Health Team Testing for the South African Covid-19 Virus

Based in Dean Gardens Car Park in central West Ealing testing has begun on 1 February 2021. (Car parking facilities have been withdrawn). This initiative sprung from NHS Test & Trace discovering someone in W7 testing positive for the South African Covid-19 variant. To book a test click here.

The Council will also soon start a door to door delivery of free home test kits to all households within the identified infected area.

New Mass Covid-19 Vaccination Centre to Open at CP House, Ealing Broadway

This was announced by the Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group at the Ealing Council Health and Wellbeing Board virtual meeting on 26 January 2021.

Covid-19 Testing in Ealing

If you don’t have Covid-19 symptoms but want/need a test there are six test venues in Ealing. You have to book a test. Details here.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms call 119 or visit this link.

There are three Covid-19 test sites in Ealing for those displaying symptoms.

 72 People Fined £800 Each For Attending an Illegal Boat Party on the Grand Union Canal in North Acton

Police visited this event at 11pm on Saturday 30 January 2021. The party organiser was fined £10,000.

All Covid-19 Response LTN Green ‘ROAD OPEN’ Signs Have Mysteriously Disappeared

It seems that on 28 January 2021 all these green signs were removed by Council contractors from the sides of the Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) road block planters. It’s becoming apparent that these signs were never approved by the Department of Transport, not specified in the Road Traffic Act and not endorsed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Rumour has it they were designed by a cycling activist. Many people had expressed how confused they were by the signs. These people include 1,000s who have received Penalty Charge Notices (£130) for driving through Ealing LTN road blocks.

Ealing Council to Discuss Covid-19 Business Grants with Local Businesses

A virtual meeting will take place on 2 February 2021 7:00pm to 9:00pm at which Ealing Council will discuss Business Rates, its recovery and renewal plan and Covid-19 business grants. The meeting is organised by the Ealing Business Partnership. The meeting is open to the public and the press. For more information contact Katie Sullivan on 020 8825 5291 or at

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February 2, 2021

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