Key Messages from Harrow Council re Covid

Key Messages from Harrow Council re Covid:

  • Stay at home – Office workers should work from home again where possible
  • Download the App, Find out more and download the app today
  • Get the flu jab if you’re in one of the ‘at risk’ categories, visit https://www.harrow.gov.uk/flu.
  • If you have Covid symptoms main symptoms of coronavirus, you must get a test – call 119 or visit nhs.uk/coronavirus You should then stay at home where you, and members of your household, should isolate. You should not invite anyone to your house or leave your home yourself.
  • If you don’t have symptoms, don’t get a test.
  • We all need to play our part to protect the NHS Test and Trace service for those who really need it.
  • We all need to continue to wash our hands, wear face coverings and social distancing where possible. Remember the Hands, Face, Space mantra.

 

As a result of the rise in infections it has meant that this week the country moved to Covid-19 alert level 4. Transmission is “high or rising exponentially” and one level away from the possibility of a “full lockdown”. Because of this, on Tuesday the Prime Minister announced new and strengthened measures to try to curb the spread of coronavirus. The key changes are:

  • Office workers should work from home again where possible – although workers in “key public services and in all professions where home working is not possible”, such as construction and retail, should continue to go in
  • All pubs, bars and restaurants must be table service only and be closed by 10pm – but delivery services can remain open
  • The requirement to wear a face covering has been extended to staff in retail, people in taxis and everyone using hospitality services
  • A maximum of 15 people can now attend weddings
  • A maximum of 30 people can go to a funeral
  • The rule of six people meeting has been extended to indoor sports teams
  • Phased reopening of stadiums for sports clubs has been cancelled

This includes keeping to the ‘rule of six’ and wearing a mask where required. From Monday, the fine for a first offence will double to £200. Repeat offenders will have their fines doubled. Shops, restaurants and other hospitality businesses risk closure or penalties of £10,000 if they do not obey the rules around maximum group sizes, contact tracing and mask-wearing.

There has also been a further announcement that London will be added to the watch list of local authority areas of concern. This is a list published every Friday morning by Public Health England and although there are no new restrictions as part of this announcement, it should unlock further testing capacity which is very welcome news for London and for Harrow.

Testing

The key messages around testing remain the same and are repeated again in the key messages at the end of this email. In addition, we are currently engaging with local residents and ward Councillors about a new walk-through testing centre which will soon be in operation in Northolt Road, opposite South Harrow Police Station, so those without a car can get tested. Appointments must be made in advance and will be for people arriving on foot or bicycle only. We will be able to update more on this when we are in a position to launch the service.

Launch of the NHS App

The NHS Covid-19 Track and Trace app has now been launched and will be an essential tool – from helping pubs and restaurants stay open safely, to offering advice and checking our local risk level. It makes it easier for customers to safely check in to businesses and venues using a QR code, and be alerted if they’ve been in contact with someone with coronavirus. All businesses must now display their QR code. Find out more and download the app today

Flu vacinations

The criteria for a free flu vaccination this year are as follows: all those over 65, carers of older or disabled people, children aged between 2 and 11, pregnant women, families on the Covid shielding list and anyone with an underlying health condition. If you know anyone in one of these groups, please encourage them to book an appointment with their doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. For more information about flu and the importance of vaccination, visit https://www.harrow.gov.uk/flu.

 

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Burglaries in Pinner

Dear Watch Member,

Over the last seven days, a daytime burglary has occurred in each of the below roads;

Antoneys Close; Barrow Point Avenue; Bridge Street; Paines Lane; and Potter Street Hill.

Entry to the properties have either been gained by forcing open a front door or rear window.

Jewellery has primarily been stolen.

A burglary also occurred in Cuckoo Hill during the early hours of the morning, when the suspects accessed a garage and stole a vehicle.

This vehicle was recovered hours later, a short distance from where it was stolen. Two suspects have been arrested and charged for burglary and related offences. They are not believed to be responsible for any of the other burglaries in the area.

A house alarm can deter or mitigate a burglary, as can other home security measures which you can find here.

As always, your vigilance is greatly appreciated and if you witness any suspicious activity please call the non-emergency 101 number or in an emergency call 999.

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Regards,
Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]

PCSO Lee O’Brien nominated as a Harrow Hero.

Congratulations to our PCSO Lee O’Brien of the Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team for being nominated as one of Harrow’s Heroes 2020.  Lee is well known to many in Pinner and has supported our community events.

Harrow Council
@harrow_council
PCSO Lee O’Brien – nominated for making the community in Pinner feel safe – speaking to residents, listening to their concerns and giving appropriate advice when there is a crime in the area. #HarrowsHeroes

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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness

Dear Watch Member,

In a national drive to raise public awareness of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking I kindly invite you to view the attached Can You See Me? document.

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Regards,
Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
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Tel: 020 8721 2775

Keyless Car Theft Prevention Advice

Dear Watch Member,

If you own a high-value vehicle, it may attract the attention of criminals who take advantage of a vulnerability in keyless entry / start systems using a digital technique called the Relay Attack, which is explained in the attached document.

To deny criminals please follow the below crime prevention advice:

– Car keys should always be kept in a safe and secure location, out of sight and away from windows or letterboxes, as vehicles are sometimes stolen after thieves manage to steal keys placed close to letterboxes or insecure windows and doors, thus enabling them to drive the vehicles away without having to physically break into them.

If your vehicle has a keyless entry system, ensure you place the key in a metal box or a Faraday pouch.

– Don’t leave keys visible in public places, e.g. on tables or in bags. Don’t leave them in pockets in cloakrooms or changing rooms, as they could be taken and used to identify and steal your car from a nearby car park.

– Never hand vehicle keys over to a third party or leave the vehicle unattended at a valet parking or car wash business, or other parking places, where criminals can gain access to the vehicle and code a key electronically.

– Affix a steering wheel lock or other immobiliser to your vehicle.

– Also consider, where possible, fixing a dropdown bollard to your driveway.

If you have any information regarding criminal activity please contact the non-emergency 101 number, complete an online submission form via www.met.police.uk or anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
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Teenagers Charged with Pinner Stabbing

Dear Watch Member,

Please see the attached PDF for the latest developments regarding the stabbing incident that recently occurred in Montesole Park, Pinner.

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Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 8721 2775

Scam Phone Numbers

Dear Watch Member,

Another OWL member has informed me of two scam phone calls she received from the following numbers:

0122 852 0265 which was purportedly from the Government.

020 3350 1332 which was purportedly from HMRC who asked the OWL member to ring another number and issued various threats of what may happen if they didn’t!

Please see the attached screenshots, taken from the www.who-called.co.uk website, that contains information about the above two numbers. I use this website (others are available) to gauge whether a phone number that has called me is one I should best avoid answering.

Genuine callers will usually leave you a voicemail that includes their contact details.

Please click on this link for fraud-related advice www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud.

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Regards,
Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]