SURGE COVID-19 testing is taking place in five West London boroughs, including Hillingdon and Ealing. 

In Hillingdon, tracking has identified at least two cases of the Indian variant in six areas, Harlington, West Drayton, Yiewsley, Uxbridge, South Ruislip and Charville.  

Those infected have been advised to self-isolate and their contacts are being identified.  

From Monday (24) to Sunday, June 6, everyone over 16 living and working in targeted areas within the UB3, UB4, UB7, UB8 and UB10 postcodes is being asked to take a PCR test, whether they are showing symptoms or not.

Even those who have been vaccinated are encouraged to come forward.   

Testing is already taking place in South Ruislip (HA4) following the discovery of a single case of the South African variant, with testing due to end this Sunday (23). More than 5,000 people in the area have so far been tested.  

People with symptoms should book a test in the usual way by visiting or calling 119.  

Hillingdon Council will be offering PCR testing for people without symptoms living or working in the targeted areas. This testing will be available daily at:  

·        Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, UB3 2UE 

·        Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW 

·        Harlington Young People's Centre, Pinkwell Lane, Hayes, UB3 1PB 

·        Sipson Community Centre, Sipson Way, Sipson, UB7 0DW.

People are asked to visit their nearest centre and book an appointment in advance at

PCR testing is also available daily for those without symptoms at Topping Lane car park at Brunel University, Uxbridge, UB8 2TF; at Heathrow Airport car park E2, Eastern Perimeter Road, TW6 2SQ; and every two to three days at the mobile testing unit at Central Avenue Car Park, Hayes. 

To book visit or call 119.  

Surge testing was announced for Hounslow earlier this week.