COVID Alert Level is High – What does this mean?

The Borough of Harrow (in line with the rest of London) has Tier 2 restrictions with local COVID alert level – High as of Saturday 17th October due to the rising number of coronavirus cases. The information below is correct as of the date written (19th October) however the situation and advice can change quickly. The government website provides the most up to date information

If you develop coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) you should self-isolate immediately and request a test from or call 119.

Self-isolation is for 10 days if you have symptoms or have tested positive for the virus. Keep self-isolating after 10 days if you have any of a high temperature or feeling hot and shivery, a runny nose or sneezing, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea. Only stop self-isolating when these symptoms have gone.

Self-isolation is 14 days if someone you live with or in your support bubble has symptoms or has tested positive or you have been told to do so by NHS track and trace. This protects those around you. You must complete your isolation even if you have been unable to obtain a test.

Please continue to seek help for coronavirus and non-coronavirus symptoms as you normally would. The fastest way to contact the GP surgery is via our website If you are unable to do this call 02088633333. If the surgery is closed contact 111 or dial 999 in an emergency.

Thank you.

Please see for information as to what this means.