Daily Mail

ARE NOTES SAFE? WHAT EX­PERTS SAY

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‘THE risk posed by han­dling a ban­knote is no greater than touch­ing any other com­mon sur­face, such as handrails, door­knobs or credit cards.’

BANK OF ENG­LAND

‘SCI­EN­TIFIC ev­i­dence sug­gests that the prob­a­bil­ity of trans­mis­sion via ban­knotes is low when com­pared with other fre­quently touched

ob­jects, such as credit card ter­mi­nals or PIN pads.’

THE BANK FOR IN­TER­NA­TIONAL SET­TLE­MENTS

‘TO DATE, there is no ev­i­dence to sug­gest Covid-19 has been trans­mit­ted specif­i­cally through coins or ban­knotes.’

WORLD HEALTH OR­GAN­I­SA­TION

‘THERE is no ev­i­dence that ban­knotes are more strongly con­tam­i­nated than any other sur­face and the dom­i­nat­ing opin­ion among med­i­cal ex­perts is that the virus is not be­ing trans­mit­ted by ban­knotes.’

THE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL CUR­RENCY AS­SO­CI­A­TION

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