Harrow Council is promoting local businesses to support the shops, services and hospitality venues on their doorstep, which are facing unprecedented challenges as they recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
From today (17 May), indoor hospitality, entertainment venues, soft play areas, the rest of the accommodation sector, and indoor adult group sports and exercise classes will reopen.
Non-essential retail reopened on 12 April, including personal care premises, such as hairdressers and nail salons, and public buildings, such as libraries and community centres.
The Council has been working closely with firms to help them make their premises Covid secure to protect customers and staff.
Cllr Keith Ferry, Business, Property and Leisure Portfolio Holder, said: “Small businesses are the lifeblood of the Borough and are what make Harrow great. It is vital, now more than ever because of the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, to Shop Local and support our wonderful businesses.
“We, as a council, have also helped businesses to reopen safely by encouraging them to adhere to public health guidelines and ensure they are Covid secure.
“To ensure infection rates remain low, we urge you to keep testing and remember the essential mantra of ‘Hands, Face, Space’. The message is: Harrow is open, but safety comes first.”
Source: Harrow Council