26th Mar 2020

How you can fact check claims about the new coronavirus

There’s a lot of misinformation about Covid-19, so Full Fact is sharing its top tips on how to check if a claim is true.

24th Mar 2020

These numbers about Covid-19 deaths in the UK and Italy are broadly accurate

Not enough is known about the new coronavirus to say that the number of deaths in the UK will grow at the same rates as Italy.

24th Mar 2020

There’s still no evidence that you can catch the new coronavirus from your pet

Hundreds of thousands have shared claims on Facebook that pets don’t carry the virus.

24th Mar 2020

A government report didn’t say the countryside was “too white”

A 2018 report from DEFRA did say that ethnic minorities should be encouraged to visit national parks and have better representation on park boards.

24th Mar 2020

Vladimir Putin did not say that all Russian people should stay at home or face five years in jail

Russia currently has no nationwide restrictions of this kind.

24th Mar 2020

Russia has not unleashed 500 lions to stop people going outdoors

This is a fake story that uses a picture of a lion in South Africa from 2016.

24th Mar 2020

This “quote” from the Italian Prime Minister about coronavirus is made up

The picture of the Italian Prime Minister is actually a picture of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

24th Mar 2020

This is a scam and is not from the government

This is a phishing scam.

20th Mar 2020

Viral posts sharing symptoms and treatments for Covid-19 contain false information

Posts shared thousands of times on Facebook make false – and potentially harmful – claims about the new coronavirus.

20th Mar 2020

List of symptoms and how to prevent the new coronavirus contains inaccuracies

The viral post makes a number of claims about the symptoms of and ways to prevent Covid-19, but not all of them are right.

19th Mar 2020

That picture people are saying shows the army in Clapham Junction is actually of students

A widely shared picture claims to be proof of the military taking to the streets in Clapham.

19th Mar 2020

Postal workers have been told to keep their distance when delivering parcels

If the item needs a signature, the postman or postwoman will sign it on your behalf.

19th Mar 2020

There’s limited data on how many Covid-19 tests are being done globally, but the UK doesn’t rank third in the world

There is no centralised data on the number of Covid-19 tests being conducted across the world.