Cllr Graham Henson, leader of Harrow Council, has posted a message to residents regarding waste collection delays in the borough.
The delays are due to a surge in Covid cases within Harrow which is impacting on council services over the festive period.
The message comes as London Northwest University Healthcare have advised people that the urgent treatment centres in Ealing and Northwick Park are extremely busy.
The Trust posted on social media: “The Urgent Treatment Centres in Ealing and Northwick Park are currently extremely busy.
“Make sure you choose the right care for you, by checking lnwh.nhs.uk/right-care
Or talk to NHS111 before visiting if you’re unsure. Only come to A&E in an emergency.”
Posting via his Facebook page, Leader of Harrow Council, Cllr Graham Henson said: “The number of Harrow residents testing positive for Covid and having to isolate is increasing, which is impacting on council services, the NHS and care homes.
“One impact is within the waste collection service which has resulted in delays with collection rounds. The collection of residual refuse and blue recycling bins will continue to be a priority and where possible staff are being moved to support the waste collection service.
“Regrettably, there has been an impact on collections from flats due to reduced staffing and nature of the collection. The council will endeavour to complete all rounds including flats by New Years Eve. The situation is monitored daily and where possible staff resources have been reprioritised and allocated.
“Please stay safe and take every precaution to do so.”