Covid-19 resources

This is a UK-centric collection of authoritative resources related to Covid-19 (coronavirus SARS-CoV-2). I’m also lightly curating a Twitter list of authoritative sources on Covid-19, but they tend to include lots of other information. Neither of these are remotely comprehensive! Even if I wanted to do that, information is being produced faster than I can assess it. That said, if there’s something you think should be in here, do let me know.

Last update: 2020-02-26T12:42

Current facts and news

Wikipedia does well at coping with a fast-changing situation, but as always, if you need to be sure or it doesn’t quite seem right, go to the (linked!) authoritative sources:

Generally reliable and freely-accessible news sources:

General official information & advice

Advice for businesses and organisations

More details

Research information

For hard research info, there’s stuff on the WHO site (currently under ‘technical information’ and  ‘global research’) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 and many publishers have made research freely available, and some have free-access portals on the topic, e.g.

If you like statistics and numbers, here’s some good aggregation from Johns Hopkins University, with a few visualisations and a link to a well-maintained GitHub CSV. https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6  

Another nice aggregation and visualisation of data is here, with lots of different dashboards, graphs and tables: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus

Doug Clow

I’m not an authoritative source myself on Covid-19! But I am well briefed on authoritative sources, and very experienced in mediating technical information to others.