It only takes one minute a day to self-report.
There is a new app which lets you record your symptoms coronavirus (COVID-19) as a way of contributing to UK pioneering research that is looking to help slow the outbreak and identify those most at risk sooner.
Even if you are seemingly well, the COVID Symptom tracker asks you to record your symptoms daily and it only takes around a minute to complete your self-report.
The app has been designed by doctors and scientists at King's College London, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals and has been developed in partnership with personalised nutrition app ZOE.
According to the official COVID Symptom tracker website, the app has been developed and designed to help identify three factors:
- The most high-risk areas in the UK.
- Who is most at risk, by better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions.
- How fast the virus is spreading in your area.
By downloading the app, the COVID Symptom tracker website confirms that:
"You are contributing to advance research on COVID-19 in partnership with leading scientific institutions like King’s College London and the Twins Study, one of the most clinically detailed studies in the world".
It further confirms that: "all data is securely protected and will be used only with public health or other research institutions (i.e. universities, scientific organizations etc) doing research on COVID-19 - these include King’s College London, Guys & St Thomas' Hospitals and the NHS".
COVID Symptom tracker is compatible with both Apple and Android. Is available to download now through the App Store and Google Play store.
The app will also be launching in the US on 26th March.
You can download the COVID Symptom tracker and help slow the outbreak here.