Rapid rise in corona cases in Harrow – a new walk-through Covid-19 testing centre now open

Car park and tennis courts at Harrow Weald Recreation Ground is now open as an additional  walk-through COVID-19 testing centre as cases continue to rise rapidly in Harrow (20,964 cases as of 10 December and 599 deaths).
In view of such an alarming situation, action has been taken to stop the trend, which has seen an almost 60% jump in the rate of infection in the week to 4th December 2020.
Harrow is now higher than the national average with urgent action needed to control the spread.
Strict safety control measures will be in place for those attending the test centre: face coverings must be worn and social distancing followed at all times.
There will also be a 24-hour security team at the site. The testing site is by appointment and to book a test people should go to https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call NHS 119.
Other test centres have been at Brigade Close Car Park opposite South Harrow Police Station, and the Edgware testing centre at Watling Community Centre, Orange Hill Road, HA8 0TRGH
Cllr Graham Henson, Leader of Harrow Council, said: “Cases are continuing to rise in Harrow as well as the rest of London at an alarming rate – this new walk-through centre is a vitally important part of our efforts to stop the spread of the virus and save lives.”  
“With Harrow now above the national average it has never been more urgent for us to strictly follow the rules and guidance in place – and take all sensible precautions to protect ourselves, our friends and our family and slow the spread of the Covid-19” he said.