Harrow Council ask Government to review the opening of schools from Monday

Harrow Council have issued a statement via their website asking Government to review the opening of schools from Monday.

Harrow primary schools have been left off the list of areas that are to keep schools closed due to high infection rates despite data showing that infection is high across the borough.

Cllr Christine Robson, Portfolio Holder for Young People and Schools said: “We are seeking urgent clarification from Government as to why our schools have been chosen to stay open while some just down the road will be closed.

“Harrow has seen cases of Covid-19 rising exponentially – the data is showing that the infection rate in Harrow remains perilously high with the highest covid infection rate in North West London. and while we have been told to keep our schools open, around us they will close.

“We want to keep disruption to our children’s education and school life to a minimum, but we are extremely concerned about the potential impact yesterday’s decision could have on the spread of Coronavirus, already stretched local NHS services and saving lives.

“We are talking with Government, our local MPs and schools and will keep you updated.”

(Source: Harrow Council)