A new Coronavirus Status Checker that will help the NHS co-ordinate its response and build up additional data on the coronavirus pandemic was launched on Saturday 4 April 2020 by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock.
People with potential coronavirus symptoms are now being asked to complete the Status Checker and answer a short series of questions, which will tell the NHS about their experience.
It is open to anyone in the UK to use on the NHS website, and in its initial phase the NHS is particularly keen for anyone who thinks they may be displaying potential Coronavirus symptoms, no matter how mild, to complete it.
Note the survey is not a triage or clinical advice tool, and you should visit NHS 111 online for medical advice about their symptoms.
The information gathered by the survey 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.
The survey is live now and people can complete the survey either for themselves, or on behalf of someone else with their permission.
- 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.
Click here to access the survey: https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-status-checker
Note: NHS will not share the answers you give us beyond the NHS and trusted organisations working directly with the NHS in response to Coronavirus.