Every borough in London is going to move up to the second tier of covid-19 restrictions as of tomorrow night (16 October).
The move has been backed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and will mean that tighter restrictions will now be in place across the capital.
Cllr Graham Henson, Leader of Harrow Council, said: “Cases of Covid continue to rise rapidly across London, as well as in Harrow where they have nearly doubled in the past couple of weeks, because of this London will be moving to tier 2 lockdown this weekend. I understand this is a difficult and worrying time for our communities, residents and businesses but these new restrictions are essential to keep Harrow safe. If we are to slow the spread of this deadly virus then we must all take action now.
“The move to tier 2 does mean more restrictions around social distancing in London and Harrow which are necessary to control the spread and save lives
“As the Council we stand together with the rest of London in the fight against Covid-19 – I am working with London Council Leaders, the Mayor of London and the Government to balance the public health, economic and social impacts of this virus. London Councils and the Mayor are asking the Government for economic support for London’s businesses to ensure they survive this pandemic.
“If you are struggling financially or with your well-being, support is available.
“None of us want to stop seeing our family and friends, but by following the Public Health rules, helping each other and working together we can get through this, just as we did during the lockdown earlier this year. We must all play our part to avoid further restrictions and keep Harrow safe.
“Please stay safe and take all necessary precautions to do so.”
(Source: Harrow Council)