People with potential symptoms of coronavirus are being asked to share them online to help the NHS coordinate its response to the outbreak.
The Coronavirus Status Checker will build up additional data on the pandemic, with people with potential symptoms such as a high temperature or a new, continuous cough, encouraged to complete the checker and answer a short series of questions which will tell the NHS about their experience.
It is available at NHS - Coronavirus Status Checker. Users are told clearly at the beginning and the end of the survey that it is not a triage or clinical advice tool, and that they should visit NHS 111 for medical advice about their symptoms.
The information gathered will help the NHS 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 latest information and guidance around coronavirus is available at Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do and on the council’s own coronavirus pages at Coronavirus advice and information. There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and their families from coronavirus from the NHS at NHS - Advice for everyone.