Coronavirus: NHS workers are warned to hide their ID badges

NHS workers are warned to hide their ID badges after muggers targeted two hospital staff for their lanyards to get free food and drink amid coronavirus lockdown Two staff members attacked outside Lewisham Hospital in London last week Thieves tried to steal NHS badges of the employees, thought to be doctors They approached staff members in park near hospital but were unsuccessful Health bosses warn all hospital staff to hide NHS identification outside work Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By George Odling For The Daily Mail and Mark Duell for MailOnline

Published: 11:06 GMT, 26 March 2020 | Updated: 11:06 GMT, 26 March 2020

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NHS staff have been targeted by muggers trying to steal ID cards to take advantage of free food and drink offered to those tackling the coronavirus crisis.

Two staff members, thought to be doctors, were attacked outside Lewisham Hospital in South East London last week by thieves who tried to steal their NHS badges.

The thieves, who approached the staff members as they walked through a park around the back of the hospital, were unsuccessful.

Two staff members, thought to be doctors, were attacked outside Lewisham Hospital in South East London (file picture) last week by thieves who tried to steal their NHS badges

Two staff members, thought to be doctors, were attacked outside Lewisham Hospital in South East London (file picture) last week by thieves who tried to steal their NHS badges

But health bosses have warned all hospital staff to

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