THE GOVERNMENT has launched a Coronavirus Information Service on messaging service WhatsApp.

The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information about coronavirus whilst combatting the spread of misinformation in the UK, as well as helping ensure people stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

To use the free Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message.