We are aware that a publication is being delivered to households in Brighton & Hove which contains misleading information about Covid-19 harmful to our communities.
We strongly condemn the messaging in this publication.
We urge residents to rely only on trusted and official sources of information in relation to Covid-19, such as that available from Public Health England.
Councillor Carmen Appich, chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee, said:
“I am dismayed that this publication is being circulated in the city.
“Despite appearing professionally produced, it’s full of distortions and messaging that is frankly racist. It’s clear the organisation behind it is not to be trusted.
“We do not tolerate any form of hate in this city. Publications like this are not welcome here and will be referred to the police.
“We’ve made a commitment to amplify our actions on an anti-racism to make sure everyone can live a full life free from discrimination and harm.
“We stand together with all of our communities, and we are here to support anyone who has been harmed by receiving this publication or by any hate incident.”
Reporting anti-social behaviour and hate crime
Everyone in Brighton & Hove has a right to feel safe.
Our community safety team works closely with the police and our communities to prevent anti-social behaviour and hate incidents and support people affected.
If you have been a victim of a hate incident, our community safety team are here to support you and provide advice. You can contact our team by:
- emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- calling 01273 292 735 - in an emergency, always call the police on 999
- using our online anti-social behaviour and hate incident reporting form
You can also report hate incidents to Sussex Police or call them on 101 if it’s not an emergency. In an emergency, always call 999.