Monday, March 23, 2020

The prime minister, Boris Johnson, will address the UK on new measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in a statement from No 10 at 8.30pm.

This update is being issued before the PM’s address, which we will cover tomorrow

Today’s update includes:

  • Information about changes we’ve made to our group and website
  • A call out for help
  • Summary of local news
  • Key national/international points

Team updates:

“It’s been a privilege to get this up and running and a hell of a hello to my new home town. Much love and respect for the volunteer team who joined me to make it happen. You’re in good hands with them and I hope some of you step up to support them in the running of this Group. I may come back in at some point, but right now I need to take a break from social media and coronaland. Stay safe, stay inside.”

Call out from the Team

We have a small crew of administrators and moderators and would love some more enthusiastic and meticulous moderators and researchers. We need help with checking submitted posts, updating units, checking comments fit within the guidelines and signposting people to parts of the website/group they may not have seen.

Local updates:


Please remember we have a (growing) list of resources to support your emotional and mental health during this time on our website.

If you submit posts, we will often decline posting them to the discussion directly and instead hold them till the single daily summary – to try to reduce the number of posts in the feed and make it easier for people to manage the volume of information. Please continue to submit posts to admins for this purpose.

Apologies if we missed anything-please submit again or post in the comments below.