For Patients and Public

Evidence Sources      For LKS Staff 

NHS Coronavirus Hub
NHS information, help and advice on the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. [Last Checked: 3/04/2020]

NHS 111 Online
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice – Find out what to do if you think you have symptoms or if you might have been exposed to the virus while travelling. [Last checked: 3/04/20]

WHO Information Network for Epidemics, EPI-WIN
A key component of epidemic and pandemic preparedness is ensuring systems are in place for real-time information to flow from a trusted source to the people at risk. In the absence of such information rumours can spread rapidly through social media, resulting in an INFODEMIC. EPI-WIN is the WHO Information Network for Epidemics that will provide tailored information to different audiences during a public health event. [Last Checked: 3/04/20]

Myth Busting

Facts on Coronavirus
Provided by Full Fact a UK independent fact checking charity. [Last checked: 3/04/20]

BBC (2020) Coronavirus: More myths to ignore
Lemon juice, mosquito bites and blood donations? Reality Check’s Chris Morris tackles more myths about coronavirus that are being shared online. [Last checked: 3/04/20]

The Guardian (2020) Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted
Article about how you can catch coronavirus, who is most vulnerable and what you can do to avoid infection. [Last checked: 3/04/20]


Coronavirus: know the facts
A simple online COVID-19 Game that offers the facts (from UK government). It’s free-to-play and works on any device through a web browser. It only takes couple of minutes and there is no registration required. [Last checked: 3/04/20]