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Free images to illustrate your coronavirus content

Charities, bloggers and businesses need to illustrate their coronavirus-related content and appeals with relevant images. That can be a challenge with some staff on furlough, others working from home and minimal opportunity to get out to take photos. So here is a collection of coronavirus image and video resources, most of them free, that might be of some help.
Coronavirus news and articles abound with that illustration of a virus particle created and made available by the CDC in the US. But how can your charity illustrate your coronavirus information updates or appeals with related images that are different?
Having run our popular Graphic Traffic course for several years for charities, and needing to use images to illustrate our coronavirus fundraising news, we’ve been keeping an eye out for such content to share with you.

1. Crello

Crello coronavirus templates
Crello offers free image templates on the topic of coronavirus.

2. IconFinder

Coronavirus icons from Iconfinder
IconFinder offers several sets of icons illustrating coronavirus awareness.


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3. Stockphotosecrets

StockPhotoSecrets coronavirus-help list
Stockphotosecrets offers a selection of free coronavirus-related images. (Free registration required).
It also has a list of other related image resources.

4. Loom

Loom logo
Screencapture and video tool Loom has cut its prices, removing recording limits on some of its plans, and extending its services to educational institutions to free “for ever”. It offers a free service anyway.

5. Pexels

Pexels Zoom backgrounds
Free stock photo and video site Pexels is offering free Zoom backgrounds, to brighten up the background as you spend much of your day in video calls.

6. From physical to virtual events

Mobile giving service Donr is offering free image templates for charities that have had to convert physical fundraising events into digital events or campaigns.
Virtual auction image template from donr.com Virtual running event image template from donr.com Virtual event image template from donr.com Virtual concert image template from donr.com Virtual charity collection image template from donr.com

7. Rawpixel

Coronavirus - social distancing advice - royalty free image from Rawpixel.com
Rawpixel collaborated with the Behavioural Sciences team at Hill+Knowlton Strategies to create COVID-19 design resources which “resonate best with the public”. Taking public health advice and testing variations of these, Rawpixel conducted a behavioural sciences study to reveal which Covid-19 messages are best at changing people’s attitudes, and made these images available for free.

8. Canva

Canva has created a collection of templates to help #StopTheSpread. There are posters, Instagram Stories, social posts, Facebook posts and more, for digital and print.
Coronavirus images from Canva.com

Other sources

Other free stock photo sites offer free coronavirus-related images: