We are warning residents to be aware that scammers are posing as NHS Test and Trace contact workers.
The new Test and Trace system is being rolled out across the country, meaning contact tracers are now getting in touch with those who have had recent close contact with people who have had a positive COVID-19 test.
However, it is important that people are aware that fraudsters are trying to take advantage of this process by posing as contact tracers and gathering personal information by deception.
Contact tracers will never:
ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
ask you to make any form of payment
ask for any details about your bank account
ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
ask you to purchase a product
ask you to download any software to your device or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet
ask you to access any website that does not belong to the Government or NHS.
The following link will help to identify if you are genuinely being contacted by the NHS.
The recycling centre goes back to normal from Monday 15 June – but still has some temporary measures.
It will no longer be by postcode but you must follow social distancing guidelines. We expect long waiting times – but plan ahead and check the queues online.
Consider whether coming to the tip is essential, and whether your visit can wait a few days.
✅Valid Photo ID (drivers licence) and proof of address required. Harrow residents only ✅ Opening hours go back to 8.30am to 4.30pm. One visit per day. ✅ Sort your waste and use the right bays ✅ Only 6 bays will be open to allow you to dispose waste
Beat the queues by coming at quieter times (usually late afternoons) or if you only have a few items save them for later in the week or the following week.
Only cars will be allowed in on the upper level.
⛔️ No trade waste, white goods or bulky waste will be accepted at present. This will be reviewed again in a fortnight.
The next big question to be asked is … Will the Pinner Village Show that is organised by Pinner Rotary club go ahead? I have been informed that they are yet to make a final decision. Fingers Crossed.
Our local police are reminding drivers to ensure that they give cyclists plenty of space when overtaking them. (There’s a lot of new cyclists out there since the lockdown).
We’ve created two new pages in the COVID-19 section of our website, identifying those retailers that are currently closed. Hopefully as the months go by the lists on these pages will disappear as they reopen.
On the business front – shops reopened
Augustina’s have started trading again. You can order afternoon tea and cakes to take away.
Cake Box has also re-opened.
Mobile Connect on Bridge Street have re-opened
Shaketastic are trading
Spolit Rotten are also trading – (shame it’s just for dogs as I look like a shaggy dog in need of an urgent trim!)
Lillywhite, The Post Office/WH Smith and Barclays Bank have all extended their hours
On the business front – shops re-opening w/c 15 June
Next week the following shops will be re-opening (I suspect that there may be more)
BrOOK’s will reopen on June 16 at 10am. Yes, you will be able to get a take away coffee.
Clarks will be re-opening on Monday (This is a family run shop)
Café Sombra will be re-opening for take away on Monday.
West House Dental – are preparing to re-open. They are currently wading through a 52 page document of requirements to ensure that they can safely re-open. I suspect that this is the same with other dentist practices.
Pinner Village Hall, have started the planning process for when they are allowed to reopen.