Harrow Council Covid-19 Volunteers Meeting – Wednesday 2 June 6-7pm
Harrow Council’s Public Health team is organising a meeting for those who have signed up to be Covid-19 volunteers or those would like to do so. This is the second in a series of meetings for community members and residents who would like to be part of the effort in getting Harrow vaccinated by providing up to date information and resources to your family, friends and neighbours. If you are leading a community group, please be aware that this is for your members who are linked in to your group.
We are interested in calling upon even more people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (including Eastern Europeans) to join us as volunteers. Covid-19 volunteers will be invited to regular monthly meetings with the Public Health team, receive priority up-to-date Covid-19 data, as well as relevant resources to help you communicate with your friends and family.
Harrow Council Covid Community Webinar – Wednesday 26 May 6.30pm to 7.30pm
This webinar is open to everyone who lives and works in Harrow and will be an opportunity to hear first-hand about the latest position around Covid cases – including the variant originating from India – in Harrow and how we are responding.
Our panellists will answer any questions you may have about the vaccine rollout, second doses of the vaccines, the protection they offer and the safety of vaccines for young people. There will be a Covid-19 update from Director of Public Health Carole Furlong and addresses from celebrated scientist Dr Donald Palmer, Associate Professor of Immunology at the University of London, and from Dr Genevieve Small, Chair of NHS Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group.
Join the webinar here or phone +44 203 481 5237 or +44 203 481 5240 (Webinar ID: 954 6361 2320, Passcode: 113983)
Covid Community Webinar, Wednesday 24 February, 6.30-7.30pm
The vaccination rollout is going really well in Harrow and across the country and I want to thank you again for everything you’re doing to try to help us break the chain of infection, protect our loved ones and help the NHS.
Cases are dropping in the borough, which is thanks largely to all you are doing to adhere to the restrictions in place. We have done so well following social distancing and wearing masks – but the way out of Covid is to keep testing and vaccinating. The great news is that with every jab we’re a step closer. While we will have to continue to take personal responsibility and people may still get the virus, it will significantly reduce the risk of having to go into hospital.
Both of the Covid-19 vaccines are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They were trialled on nearly 100,000 people of all ages and ethnicities. Whether you have the Astra Zeneca or Pfizer vaccine, with more than 15 million people having been vaccinated with their first jab, we can be sure that the vaccine is safe.
Now is the time to encourage members of your community, friends and loved ones who have not yet had their vaccination to consider having it. Many are nervous about having it or unclear how it can save their lives. Please talk to them and explain the benefits.
Better still, encourage them to join our Covid Community Webinar next week. We are holding another of our popular information sessions next Wednesday, 6.30-7.30pm, to discuss the situation in Harrow, address their concerns about the vaccine and get people to ask their own questions.
There will be a Covid-19 update from director of Public Health Carole Furlong and details about the vaccine rollout from Dr Genevieve Small, Chair of NHS Harrow CCG. Dr Ameet Bakhai, Consultant Cardiologist and Research Director, and Cultural Historian Patrick Vernon, Independent Adviser on Equality Diversity and Inclusion for Harrow Council, will also be on the panel – and there will be addresses from CEO Sean Harriss and myself.
This important webinar is open to everyone in Harrow – please circulate this letter and the meeting details widely to all your congregation/members/service users.
Join the webinar here or phone 0330 088 5830 (webinar ID: 951 9006 7547, passcode: 559647).
Hope to see you there.
In the meantime, please continue to test regularly to fight Covid and help protect your loved ones.
I’d be grateful if you could help us to get this important message out to your network too. To help we have resources available, including information in a range of community languages. For further information about testing please see the council’s website.
Please stay safe and take every precaution to do so.
Want to know more about the coronavirus figures here in Harrow? Wondering when you’re likely to get the vaccine?
Have all your Covid questions answered at our next Covid Community Webinar on Tuesday 19 January, 6.30-7.30pm.
There will be presentations from Director of Public Health Carole Furlong and Chair of NHS Harrow CCG Dr Genevieve Small, as well as updates from CEO Sean Harriss and Leader Cllr Graham Henson. Please click here to join the Zoom webinar next Tuesday, or dial in on 0208 080 6592 (webinar ID: 984 9179 7343, passcode: 781109). Read more
Immediate action is needed to stop us moving into Tier 3 and a potential lockdown and more death in the new year. Join us at a community meeting to find out what you can do to help make a difference.
Tune in at 6pm on Tuesday 15 December to hear from the Leader, Cllr Graham Henson, Chief Executive Sean Harriss and Director of Public Health Carole Furlong about the situation in Harrow. Tune in at 6pm
We have received this message from the publican at the Queen’s Head.
“We are in full lockdown as you know. However, I left the benches out at the front of the pub as a kind of civic amenity. However, this has been terribly abused (a) by people buying cheap alcohol from the local supermarkets and drinking at the front of the pub in groups that were clearly not one household and (b) by people who daubed the benches with graffiti and left large amounts of takeaway litter on the pavement at the front of the pub. All of these activities could bring the pub into disrepute or even endanger it’s license. I have therefore reluctantly decided to put the benches and umbrellas into storage until we re-open and can monitor the activities outside.”
We have recieved notification of a new facebook group that has been created.
“It’s been created reflecting the concern which all of us living here feel for how Pinner’s shops and other ‘bricks and mortar’ businesses will cope with the recession, with help from another local resident I have just started a Page on Facebook, ‘Shop Local in Pinner’, https://www.facebook.com/ShopLocalinPinner/ to promote the shops, hospitality and other service businesses with customer premises in the centre of Pinner.
Their aim is to publicise on this Page these businesses’ latest news and activities to as many people as possible in Pinner and neighbouring areas, to encourage them to come and use these businesses!”
The Chairman of the Pinner Pantomime Committee Ian Archer has confirmed that due to the current pandemic the event will not be held this year and the committee will carry forward the funds to next year 2021.