Your Safety as a Journalist Reporting COVID-19

“First do no harm” is a basic principle in medicine, and of course in journalism too. For a journalist covering COVID-19, it should read: First do no harm – to yourself. Also, do no harm to others.

This guide gives you some basic guidelines to follow as a journalist to protect yourself and others when reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic and proposes new ways to gather news and information as you maintain social distancing.