Covid-19 Cases Double in a Week in Shepherd's Bush

White City area worst hit by latest wave of the virus

Covid-19 vaccinations have started in the borough

Covid-19 infection rates in the Shepherd’s Bush area have doubled over the last week according to the latest official figures.

There have been nearly 200 cases reported in the seven days up to 15 December in and around the W12 post code area.

The worst affected area locally is White City which has seen its infection rate rise to 422 per 100,000 population. The virus is spreading fastest around Wormholt Road with 23 cases reported, a rise of 475% over the week.


Covid-19 Infection Rates in week to 15 December
Area Number of cases Change in week Infection rate per 100,000

White City
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 002)


Wormholt Road
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 003)

Old Oak & Wormwood
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 001)
Shepherd's Bush North
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 004)

Shepherd's Bush South
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 007)


(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 006)


Brook Green
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 010)


Shepherd's Bush West
(MSOA Hammersmith and Fulham 005)


Source: ONS

Hammersmith and Fulham borough overall currently has one of the lowest rates of infection in London with the weekly rolling infection rate currently at 320 per 100,000 population.

Map of the area designations around Shepherd's Bush

Map show infection by area. Darker colour means higher level of infection.
Map show infection by area. Darker colour means higher level of infection.

Even the highest rate in the Shepherd’s Bush area is currently well below the levels of infection being seen in the worst affected areas of east London, Essex and Kent. These have seen rolling weekly infection rates increase to over to 1000 per 100,000 of population in some areas indicating that the virus is out of control in these locations.

The vaccination programme has already started in the borough with the council saying that hundreds of elderly people and health workers have been given the first dose up to the end of last week. They attended a local medical practice to get the first of the immunisation doses before they return after three weeks for the second. The rollout of the vaccine will continue over the coming months in line with the Government’s priority list.

The government has scrapped the relaxation of Christmas Covid rules for much of south-east England with tier four restrictions coming into place on Sunday 20 December. The Prime Minister has said that the spread in cases 'being driven by the new variant of the virus'.

Tier four restriction are similar to those imposed during the first national lockdown with people being told to stay at home - although travel for education or work is still permitted.

Social mixing will be restricted to meeting one other person from outside your household in an open public space.

All non-essential retail will have to close, along with hairdressers, nail bars and indoor entertainment venues.

Support bubbles remain unaffected, as do the exemptions for separated parents and their children.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said, “London and the country are paying the price for the Government’s continued failure to get a handle on the pandemic. This continued chaos and confusion could all have been avoided had the Government not made irresponsible promises to the public and raised expectations about the Christmas period. I urge Londoners to follow the new restrictions very closely, so that we can protect our NHS and prevent more tragic deaths."irector of Public Health, Dr Nicola Lang, has prepared a message (pdf 68KB) about the vaccine which includes reassuring information on its safety and effectiveness as well providing answers to questions arising from some of the online rumours about it.”

December 21, 2020