Recommended App: COVID Symptom Tracker
Digital technology like this often blows our minds at TPAS Cymru, but this is incredible…
COVID Symptom Tracker (UK) is a brand-new app, created in just 4 days, that gives the NHS/ hospitals a weeks warning for Coronavirus patients coming in. Sound impossible?
Here’s how it works:
The app allows anyone to regularly report their Coronavirus symptoms, updating them as they change. The app then collects the information from you, and all other app-users, to show where COVID-19 hotspots are emerging. It is essentially an early warning sign, allowing hospitals to prepare, at least a week before, for calls being made to 111.
This is a brilliant example of how we should be using digital communication during these isolated times, even if you don’t use it very much.
A main struggle with COVID-19 is the speed at which people are contracting it, meaning that the NHS cannot keep up. This would save them bags of time and is a simple, easy app to use.
The app works by using simple ‘yes and no’ multiple choice questions, answering personal questions about your health. Even if you are feeling healthy, using the app can provide authorities with information such as: How fast the virus is spreading, high-risk areas and who is most at risk – crucial information to stop the spread of the virus.
Designed by doctors and scientists at King's College London, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals in partnership with ZOE a nutritional science company. The app is also available on both android and iOS phones so make sure to share this article and get the word around!
Either search your App Store for ‘COVID Symptom Tracker’ or click here to download the app.
Thanks for reading and stay safe!