Help the COVID-19 response from home
Do you want to help but feel unsure of how?
At a time where our neighbours, family members and communities need us the most, it can feel quite confusing of how we can help to fight COVID-19. There are some amazing people working around the clock and while we all want to go out and get stuck in, it isn’t always possible. New obstacles like childcare, shielding if you’re vulnerable or looking after others impacts on the reality of how we can physically help.
How to help from home
You can help health professionals to understand the impact and spread of COVID-19 through two simple methods.
The COVID Symptom Tracker app – A free app for everyone whether you have symptoms or not.
Simply download the app to your smartphone or tablet – and submit how you feel each day to participate.
The app has been developed by doctors and scientists at King’s College London, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals and ZOE Global Ltd – a health science company. The information received through the app will help these people to understand the virus more.
Over 44,000 people are now submitting how they feel daily – healthy or otherwise. By downloading the app you can help too.
The COVID-19 Social Study – Academics from the University College London are monitoring how adults are feeling during the outbreak and what their experiences are.
Completing this free weekly online survey about your experiences will help people at the university understand the impact this period of staying at home and social distancing is having on us. It will hopefully provide a better understanding of people’s mental health during this difficult time. And potentially inform what the best advice is for people to stay well at home.
Anyone over 18 can participate. After you’ve registered, you’ll receive the survey via email each week.
Find out more
The information you submit via the app and the online survey is protected by the European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR).