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: gov.uk/coronavirus