Charley Webb, 32, has spoken out about a voice note which has been shared on social media containing false information regarding the ambulance response to the coronavirus from someone claiming to be a paramedic. The Emmerdale actress slammed the hoax message in a post in view of her 445,000 Twitter followers today.
She shared a screenshot from the SEC Ambulance’s official page, which instructed the public not to share the voice note if they came across it.
It read: “We are aware of a voice message being shared currently on social media regarding the ambulance response to coronavirus.
“The alarmist information being shared in the message is not correct.
“We would urge people to disregard the message and not share it further.”
A third fan commented: “I received it too and have had a hideous day until I also heard it was fake. So sad that these kind of things are circulated xx.”
The Government has been cracking down on fake advice and information about the virus being shared on social media and messaging apps.
Downing Street said last month that a Rapid Response Unit has been set up to tackle these kinds of narratives, which include incidents from false hospital advice to texts claiming to be from the Government.
Elsewhere, Charley is sharing regular updates with fans during her time in lockdown with her husband and fellow Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden and their sons Buster, 10, Bowie, four, and eight-month-old Ace.
The small-screen star celebrated her eldest child’s 10th birthday earlier this month in isolation.
Charley shared two photos of Buster; the first showed him at the age of three on his first day at nursery, while the second showed him sitting on the floor as he looked straight towards the camera.
She added the caption: “Buster, age three on his first day at nursery.
“I can’t believe he turned 10 today. The quickest, craziest 10 years I’ve ever known.HBD [Happy Birthday].”