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Covid-19

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HARLOW College has issued the following statement regarding Covid-19. “HAVING assessed the current situation, we have reached the point where it is in the best interests of our community to start transitioning to online learning as a precautionary measure because of COVID-19. We have a…

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IN many ways, we want to apologise that all our news, at the moment, is about coronavirus. We do have a few plans to broaden things out and will let you know about that in the next few days. Whether it is on-line via social…

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DUE to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the decision has been taken to cancel all council and committee meetings effective immediately until 21 May 2020. This situation will remain under constant review and we will continue to monitor the situation to determine if an extension to…

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ALL schools in England will close on Friday along with those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the UK. Boris Johnson announced the bombshell move this evening and said that when school gates shut at the end of…

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THE two group leaders on Harlow Council have made the following joint statement on the council’s response to the national coronavirus situation: Councillor Mark Ingall, Leader of the council, and Councillor Andrew Johnson, Leader of the opposition, said: “These are unprecedented times which call for…

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THE ARTISTIC director of the Harlow Playhouse has given further details on how people can claim for refunds for shows they had booked that have now been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rory Davies said: In light of the announcement made by the Prime…

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SUPERMARKETS are taking steps to prevent panic buying and shortages, as many people prepare to self isolate due to the coronavirus. They are working on plans to cut cafes, counters and other services to enable a depleted workforce to maintain basic provisions, according to industry…

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New Facebook page launched to prevent, inform and assist during Coronavirus outbreak A NEW Facebook page has been launched to help Essex residents during the Coronavirus outbreak. Essex Coronavirus Action is a collaboration between Essex County Council, The Essex Public Health Team, and local Facebook…

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CINEMA chains Odeon, Cineworld, Vue and Picturehouse are shutting all their UK screens amid the coronavirus pandemic. There are two Cineworlds in Harlow. One in the Harvey Centre and another in Queensgate. The move comes a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised people to…

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HARLOW Council has taken a number of actions today as a result of the national coronavirus situation. To protect the health and wellbeing of residents and staff the following changes are announced by the Chief Executive, Brian Keane, in consultation with the Leader of the…

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AN OLD Harlow school has taken the decision to close after members of the senior leadership team have fallen ill. The following message was placed on the front of the website of Churchgate Street Primary School. Dear Parents and Carers As from today (March 17th),…

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HARLOW Rugby Club has issued the following statement today (Tuesday). From Chairman, Tracey Wedd “AS I’m sure you are all aware by now that following government advice, the RFU will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level (which includes us).…

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A PRIMARY school in Harlow has confirmed that a pupil in their reception class has tested positive for coronavirus. The child is a pupil at Katherines Primary Academy on Brookside, Harlow. The headteacher, Mrs Annette Norris sent an e-mail to parents and guardians to detail…

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AMBULANCE crews are being sent to treat patients without being warned they may have coronavirus, a union has claimed reports the BBC. Crews at East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) were worried about a “lack of preparation and training”, said Unison. The union also…

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STATEMENT from Harlow Council “Due to the recent government announcement stating that all non-essential contact with others is to be stopped, the decision has been taken to cancel the forthcoming Highways Panel meeting scheduled for Thursday 19 March. “We apologise for the inconvenience this may…

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St Clare Hospice’s first ever Virtual Run From St Clare Hospice IN response to the current Coronavirus pandemic leading to the postponement of a number of our running challenges, we bring you the first ever St Clare Virtual 5k Run. As many of you will…