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Life Science Centre is currently closed. This decision has been made in the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff and visitors. It is a preventative measure only; Life is not aware of any specific risk to its visitors or staff in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your understanding in these exceptional circumstances.

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COVID-19 hub

We've rounded up the best resources to keep you informed about the pandemic and what you can do to help to keep yourself and others safe.


The facts:

The New York Hall of Science created a set of graphics that explain the facts about COVID-19 and shared these with science centres around the world. Watch this short video that we created using these graphics:


The World Health Organisation says the coronavirus pandemic has been accompanied by an over-abundance of information – an 'infodemic' – and not all of it is accurate. For health advice and guidance, please always refer to the official UK Government and the NHS websites.

The spreading of fake news, sadly, is not a new phenomenon. Find out more about the 'post-truth' era and how science centres can play a role in battling fake news in this magazine article by Life's Chief Executive, Linda Conlon.

BBC Reality Check is regularly debunking coronavirus myths. Check out its YouTube videos:

Scientists in Newcastle – some working onsite at Life – are part of a global effort to find treatments, new diagnostic tests and a vaccine for COVID-19. Newcastle University's Urban Observatory is also using smart city technology to understand the effectiveness of social distancing measures by monitoring the daily flow of traffic and pedestrians around the city. We're bringing updates on local research in Life's fortnightly corporate newsletter – click the link below to subscribe,

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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US has become a go-to resource for many during the pandemic. There's a wealth of resources available on the website, but we particularly recommend its global map tracking the spread of COVID-19 and its live webinars.

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The Science Media Centre in the UK quickly provides expert responses to new statistics, the strategies of governments, media stories and new research related to COVID-19.

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The academic journal Science is collating all of its peer-reviewed research papers on COVID-19 and providing free access. If you want something that is easier to digest, take a look at its News section.

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Help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by completing a short survey about any COVID-19 symptoms you think you might be suffering. You can also help by completing the survey if you feel fit and well.

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Download the COVID Symptom Tracker app to contribute to research on COVID-19 by researchers at Kings College London. Check in every day and share how you're feeling so scientists can monitor the spread of the virus.

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