Please be very wary of myths and fake news circulating online by email, Facebook, Twitter and in some cases in newspapers.

If you get such a message, don't just pass it on. Check it out.

Myths in circulation at present are include claims that are not true such as:

  • Drink water every 15 minutes - FAKE
  • Coronavirus is spread through petrol pumps - FAKE
  • Hold your breath for 10 seconds - FAKE

The BBC provide a good Fact Checking service, see recent examples of coronavirus myths busted by the BBC at: 


Don't forget to keep washing your hands.

Nothing is more effective in helping the virus spread.

Read government guidance on coronavirus at: