Matt Hancock spoke about the new website at the start of today’s government daily press conference, where it was joined by Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jenny Harries.
The Coronavirus Status Checker will help the NHS coordinate its response and collect additional data on the COVID-19 outbreak.
He said: “This weekend we launched our latest technology, a new coronavirus condition checker.
“He is asking people who are currently experiencing symptoms of coronavirus to share their experiences to help us in our fight against the virus and he will help us use this information which, in turn, will help us understand the disease.” “
It is available for anyone in the UK to use on the NHS website and during its initial phase, the NHS asks anyone who thinks he may have potential symptoms of coronavirus, no matter how serious, to complete it.
The symptom checker asks users:
- why they stay at home
- choose from a series of options to describe how they feel
- if they have other health problems
- their date of birth
- their postal code
- how many people live in their house
The information gathered will help the NHS plan its response to the epidemic, indicating when and where more resources like oxygen, ventilators and additional staff may be needed, and will provide valuable information on the development and progression of the virus. across the country.
It can be found here.
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