People advised not to show up looking for ‘spare vaccinations’ at The Hive Covid Vaccination Centre

The Hive COVID Vaccination Centre at Barnet Football Ground have asked residents not to show up at The Hive stadium looking for ‘spare vaccinations’ at the end of the day.

A message posted on the OWL website stated that the stadium is being ‘inundated’ with with people turning up hoping there are spare vaccines left over and advised again that these are strictly for over 80s.

The message said:

“Dear Watch Member, 

“Staff/volunteers at location ask people not to just turn up without an appointment but to wait until they are invited.

“Staff are currently only vaccinating over 80 year olds.

“The site is being inundated with people turning up hoping there are spare vaccines left at the end of the day.

“The site has strict criteria on who they can offer a vaccine to and at the moment they can only vaccinate over 80 year olds and healthcare professionals, again with an appointment.

“Please respect these rules.”

If you want to book a test, you can do so at any of the below testing centres (info from Harrow Council).

Harrow Weald, Harrow Weald Recreation Ground

Time: 8am-8pm

Dates: 7 days a week

This is an appointment only walk through testing centre – to book a slot at this site, you can apply via the government portal or by calling NHS 119.

Please wear a mask or face covering while you walk to the site and do not travel by public transport. Please do not attend if you do not have an appointment booked as you will not be tested.

Testing is taking place in the car park area and tennis courts, off Boxtree Lane, HA3 6JU

Northolt Road Community Centre testing site (opposite South Harrow Police Station)

Time: 8am-8pm

Dates: 7 days a week

This is an appointment only walk through testing centre – to book a slot at this site, you can apply via the government portal or by calling NHS 119.

Please wear a mask or face covering while you walk to the site and do not travel by public transport. Please do not attend if you do not have an appointment booked as you will not be tested.

A one way-system is in place to ensure social distancing with the entrance and exit on Northolt Road. On arrival, please go to the testing centre immediately and on exit, please leave the area quickly and return home to isolate until you get your result.

There is no parking in Grange Avenue or Brigade Close.

Mobile Testing Unit, Northwick Park Hospital – Rear Car Park

Time: 9am – 3pm

To book a slot at this site, you can apply via the government portal or by calling NHS 119.

This is an appointment-only service. There is no walk-in facility. Please do not attend if you do not have an appointment booked as you will not be tested. On arrival, please go to the car park directly. Do not go to the Main Reception of the hospital.

This site is run by the Department of Health & Social Care.

Mobile Testing Unit, Harrow Civic Centre – Car Park ‘A’, Milton Road

Time: 9am – 3pm

To book a slot at this site, you can apply via the government portal or by calling NHS 119.

This is an appointment-only service. There is a walk-through facility if you live within walking distance. Please wear a mask or face covering while you walk to the site and do not travel by public transport. Please do not attend if you do not have an appointment booked as you will not be tested. On arrival, please go to the car park directly. Do not go to the Main Reception of the Civic Centre.

There is currently a very high Coronavirus infection rate in Harrow with some residents having COVID without knowing it, because they do not show or feel any symptoms.

To help locate the infected residents and break the chain of infection Harrow Council have also introduced Rapid COVID testing for people who are not showing any symptoms of COVID. To find out more, click here.