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The council will continue to follow government guidance and make any necessary amendments to the services it delivers and how they are delivered as appropriate.

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Opt-in to receive government updates from Whatsapp

The GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service has launched an information service via messaging application WhatsApp.

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp:

  • simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts
  • then message the word 'hi' in a WhatsApp message to get started.

A set of menu options is then presented which the user can choose from and then be sent relevant guidance from GOV.UK pages as well as links to GOV.UK for further information.

For further information on how to receive Whatsapp messages from GOV.UK visit: GOV.UK - News story; Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp.


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