Watch out for fake NHS COVID text messages

The NHS has warned the public about scam text messages that falsely tell recipients they have been in close contact with a coronavirus case and should order a test kit.

Cyber criminals are opportunistic and sadly continue to exploit concerns around the pandemic to trick people into sharing their personal or financial details.

NCSC is encouraging everyone to remain vigilant to this threat, and urging people to report suspicious messages by forwarding suspect texts to ‘7726’ and emails to

Please let your colleagues know about this, to help prevent them from being affected.