Covid-19 Information

By Wendy Alam, 3rd April 2020

GOV.UK WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Service

A new GOV.UK WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Service has now been launched.
The purpose of this product is to combat the spread of misinformation. To use the service, members of the public simply add +44 7860 064422 to their contacts and send a WhatsApp message saying “Hi”. Please share this information with your groups, colleagues, family and friends.

NHS 111 online support via text message for people with Covid-19 symptoms

People self-isolating with suspected coronavirus symptoms will get regular check-ins from a new NHS 111 online messaging service that was launched on Saturday.

Once individuals have been through the online assessment, daily texts will be sent to those who have registered their Covid-19 symptoms and left contact details.

Depending on the duration of their isolation, the daily messages will check how people are and ensure that those who need help to get them through that period, receive it.

The text messages are sent from NHS Covid-19. takes you to the NHS 111 Online assessment pages, should you want to signpost people to it and the new service.

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