17 March 2020

Statement re Coronavirus - Red Cross is NOT conducting coronavirus tests anywhere in the UK

Statement from Fiona Macleod, Northen Ireland Director for Crisis Response, saying

We’re focussing all our efforts to protect the most vulnerable people in the UK right now, so we’re upset to have to write this. 

We’re really troubled to hear through social media that people are claiming to be Red Cross volunteers, and falsely offering coronavirus tests. To be clear: the Red Cross is NOT conducting coronavirus tests anywhere in the UK. 

If you’re contacted by someone claiming to be from the Red Cross, please ask to see their identification. We’ve reported the matter to the police. If you have any concerns, please contact the police too.

Statement re Coronavirus - Red Cross is NOT conducting coronavirus tests anywhere in the UK