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Harrow Council Leader issues statement as Covid-19 infection rate rises

Harrow Council Leader Graham Henson has updated residents on the latest Covid-19-related news in the borough.

The council leader said that he is aware many are having issues booking coronavirus tests but wants people to persevere. The coronavirus mobile testing unit is at Harrow Civic Centre on 22nd, 25th and 28th September.

Leader of Harrow Council, Graham Henson said: “You will have seen my message earlier in the week about infection rates in Harrow rising but there being no cause for alarm, despite social media suggesting otherwise.

“I want to continue to share this information with you through these MyHarrow newsletters – the latest data on the infection rate in Harrow is 27.6 people per 100,000 residents (data for 6 to 12 September 2020).

“If you get symptoms, self-isolate and get tested. The testing unit is at Civic Centre on Tuesday 22, Friday 25 and Monday 28 September – tests are by appointment only and bookable online at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

“I know many of you are having issues booking coronavirus tests but I want to encourage you to persevere. Maybe try a different time. Please only book a test if you have been told to – it is not for those who show no symptoms or simply believe they may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.

“It is so important we act responsibly and try to track the virus – thank you for doing your bit.

“We 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.

“As the good weather continues, please carry on following the helpful hands, face, space mantra to stay safe and follow the rule of six people.

“In non-Covid news, it is Recycle Week next week and anything you do to think about our waste and looking after the environment is a positive in these times. Maybe you’d like to share on Twitter why recycling matters to you using #HarrowRecycleWeek

“Finally, I want to wish our Jewish residents a happy new year as Rosh Hashana begins this evening – Shana Tova! While you may not be able to get together to celebrate in the usual way, I hope you can enjoy social distanced and Covid-safe festivities and we all hope for a better, healthier 12 months ahead.

“Have a good weekend everyone – and remember that together we can keep Harrow safe!”