Legitimate Sources of Information

Copy/pasted social media links often contain misinformation about this deadly serious topic. Avoid adding panic by only sharing information from sites who are working to keep us safe.

Daisy Cooper, MP for St Albans

Add this url to your bookmarks, or change to your home page. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

World Health Organization https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BBC News

And finally, a word on scams and myths which are popping up in the wake of the virus. Which Magazine has compiled a list of known scams, and has also written a very good guide to how to identify a scam email. Well worth bookmarking! https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/03/coronavirus-scams-how-to-spot-them-and-stop-them/?utm_source=whichcouk&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CVemail1

If you’re online, you’ve probably already been the recipient of chain mails and bogus information which you should never forward. https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/coronavirus-fake-news-myths-conspiracy-theories-true-false/368346?fbclid=IwAR3s8mhcQJJ0aOCTFvpO2Uv5m0wFwk_7JDI-2SQOUeDdck2N4GHwZ_LCznM

The independent charity Crimestoppers has partnered with the Government to provide an anonymous hotline to report suspected Covid fraud. The Covid Fraud Hotline is open 24/7, 365 days a year on 0800 587 5030 or fill in the simple and secure anonymous form at Covidfraudhotline.org.

About this graphic: We are all glued to our mobile devices seeking information about the crisis but a lot of false information is spreading as fast as the virus itself. This piece aims to make people think twice before sharing and reposting myths about COVID19.. Image created by Ruth Burrows. Submitted for United Nations Global Call Out To Creatives – help stop the spread of COVID-19.