COVID-19: The Government launched a Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp on Wednesday 25 March 2020

This is a free, automated ‘chatbot’ service which will allow you to get answers to the most common questions directly from the Government.


To use the service:

– Download the WhatsApp app

– Add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts

– Message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.


The service will provide information on coronavirus prevention and symptoms, the latest number of cases in the UK, advice on staying at home, travel advice and myth busting.

The government will also send messages to all opted-in users

*Share the GOV.UK coronavirus information service*

You can help your loved ones get information about coronavirus (COVID-19) from GOV.UK.

To share this service with your friends and family, send them this link via WhatsApp: