New 119 Covid line number

Ofcom announced this afternoon the new 3-digit telephone number ‘119’ to be used as part of the NHS’s Covid-19 response, the number will be used as part of the NHS’s effort to handle the response to the Coronavirus situation.

The 119 number is supported by networks and so calls will connect as soon as the Government announce the service has been launched.

The number will be free to dial, in line with the NHS 111 service, as directed by Ofcom.