There are currently no plans for a local lockdown according to Harrow Council who have commented on the rise in COVID-19 cases in the borough.
Whilst Coronavirus cases may be on the rise in Harrow, we are some way off a local lockdown situation seen in towns and cities across the UK such as Bolton and Leicester.
Leader of Harrow Council, Graham Henson said: “There have been numerous reports in the press and across social media about the significant rise across the county of people being tested positive for Covid-19 and residents, like us, are quite rightly worried about a second wave of the virus.
“The infection rate in Harrow was at 26.4 people per 100,000 residents, latest data shows. To put that into context, in Bolton where the Government has intervened the rate is 192 people per 100,000 residents. See latest Harrow stats
“We are at the level where we can request further support and testing capability, which we have done, and will keep challenging government to ensure that the number of tests available locally is increased, and are monitoring the infection rate across the borough so targeted intervention can take place for local outbreaks.
“Currently, there are no plans for the drastic local lockdown action in the borough as there has been in other parts of the country, however we will not hesitate in using the new enforcement and closure powers if we need to.
“If we are to reduce the spread of the virus in Harrow we must all continue to do our bit – by continuing to wash our hands and wear face coverings and social distancing where possible. Remember the Hands, Face, Space mantra.
“The new rule of six is now effective and we must all see it as a helpful means of virus control. It is there to protect our friends and families and save lives. Remember to get tested if you have any symptoms and let’s work together to track Covid-19. We must be all doing our bit to keep Harrow safe.
“Please stay safe and take all necessary precautions to do so.”