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2 February 2020

DHSC launches a public information campaign to promote important hygiene practices to slow the spread of COVID-19

Introduced by

Department of Health and Social Care

Targeted at

General public


Published on 2 February 2020

Stated aims

To advise the public on how to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the impact on NHS services


This is the announcement that UK government and NHS-branded information will appear in radio, print, media and social media. 'Similar to the "Catch it, Bin it, Kill it" campaign used for flu and norovirus, it will promote important hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.'


Gov.uk news story