Mobile Phones: Coronavirus:Written question - 34345

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

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Asked on: 24 March 2020
Cabinet Office
Mobile Phones: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office, what use (a) the Government and (b) local government is making of emergency messaging on mobile phones during the covid-19 outbreak.
Answered by: Penny Mordaunt
Answered on: 21 April 2020

National and local governments are using messaging to mobile phones as part of its COVID-19 communications campaign to ensure people across the UK continue to adhere to the guidance to 'stay at home, protect the NHS, and save lives.' This has included the Government sending a message to all mobile phone users to highlight the new rules in force. Local health providers, such as GP surgeries, are also using mobile messaging to advise people of revised ways to access health care services.

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