Government Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

The Government has launched a new, free service on WhatsApp to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (Covid-19) and reduce the burden on NHS services.

This is an automated ‘chatbot’ service which will allow the British public to get answers to the most common questions about coronavirus direct from government. It will provide information on topics such as coronavirus prevention and symptoms, the latest number of cases in the UK, advice on staying at home, travel advice and myth busting. The service will also allow the Government to send messages to all opted-in users if required.

To use the service, add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message.