Coronavirus: Public Health

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd April 2020.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Public Health and Primary Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for public information adverts on terrestrial television to advise the public during the covid-19 outbreak; and if will make a statement.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 23 March 2020

On 15 March, a new television advertising campaign was included in to official efforts to ensure the public is aware of the best way to limit and delay the spread of COVID-19.

As well as television, the campaign advice is featuring in newspapers and magazines, on drive-time radio, online and through social media and on billboards and large digital displays, including at bus stops.

Additionally, the Prime Minister is holding daily televised press conference to update the nation on the latest measures taken in the fight against COVID-19.

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