An App developed in collaboration with scientists at King’s College London is helping to build a picture of just how many people in the UK are displaying symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Here on the Isle of Wight, the latest number of confirmed cases of patients testing positive for Covid-19 (C19) is eleven (as of Mon 30th Mar). However many Islanders have anecdotally shared their experiences on social media of displaying symptoms of C19 and recovering at home in self-isolation.
Your data will be secure
The information shared with the COVID Symptom Tracker App is essential to help scientists understand Covid-19.
Dr Tim Spector, research lead and Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London, says,
“We take the trust you’ve granted us very seriously and have rigorous steps in place to ensure your information is secure.
“This is why public health and other authorities are working with us. We are also working hard to improve the app based on your feedback.
“This is a non-profit initiative so please bear with us.”
For more info and FAQs see the Covid Symptom tracker Website.
Government Covid-19 guidance: Stay alert and stay safe
Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently (video tips).
It is recommended that you maintain at least a two metre gap (about 6.5ft) from people who are not from your household.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service that can tell if you need medical help and advise you what to do.