A lot of people have asked how Covid Messenger started so we thought we would tell you our story.
It started when our daughter’s school reopened. We wanted to know whether there were many cases in our local area, but local information was hard to source.
We could get the national picture in the national news, but we wanted to know the risk where we live and work, where our daughter goes to school and where our elderly relatives live.
We sourced the government data to council level and figured there must be many others in the same boat as us.
We felt everyone should have easy access to the number of coronavirus cases in their local area so they can make informed decisions about their day-to-day activities.
On Monday August 10th, we launched Covid Messenger.
Covid Messenger is a data distribution service specialising in the distribution of localised Coronavirus data in the United Kingdom.
We believe in data transparency and availability. We collect and distribute published data from reputable data sources only – namely the ONS (Office for National Statistics), PHE (Public Health England), PHS (Public Health Scotland), PHW (Public Health Wales) and the governments of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
By signing up to our service, you will receive daily emails informing you of the number of lab-confirmed infections in your local area.
The service is provided free of charge.
This service is available for every district councils in every county of England:
Bedfordshire, Berkshire , Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, County Durham, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire.
Want to Know More?
For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.
You can also find more information about the data we use here.