2020/04/07 NHS coronavirus status checker

The NHS are asking people to log their coronavirus symptoms to help others and build up data on COVID-19. The Coronavirus Status checker was launched on the 4th April and people with possible symptoms are being asked to answer a few questions . The information gathered will help the NHS to plan its response to the outbreak, indicating when and where more resources like oxygen, ventilators and additional staff might be needed and will provide valuable insight into the development and progression of the virus across the country. Information collected by the NHS Coronavirus Status Checker will form part of a core national COVID-19 dataset held by the NHS.

The tool is live now and people can complete the survey either for themselves or on behalf of someone else with their permission.

It asks them:

·         Why they are staying at home

·         To choose from a series of options to describe how they are feeling

·         Whether they have any other health problems

·         Their date of birth

·         Their postcode

·         How many people are living in their home.