A NEW SYMPTOM TRACKING APP
Do you want to be an agent of change and help science?
The Immunisation Coalition calls on all Australians to use their electronic devices to help scientists understand COVID-19 better by recording important information about their symptoms! Having greater knowledge about COVID-19 will help us manage the disease better.
We may have to live with COVID-19 for a long time. Our fight against the pandemic is currently compromised because there is so much we don’t know about it. Some people report fever or fatigue, while others loss of smell or taste. It is important that we understand the early symptoms of the disease.
By collecting information about symptoms we will be better able to define early warning signs:
- So that people can get tested and self-isolate if necessary
- To improve application of treatments when they become available
- To identify clusters of symptoms at any given postcode so we can undertake more testing in that area, or ask people to stay home in that suburb, rather than locking down whole cities or states.
The Immunisation Coalition, Australia’s leading voice on vaccine preventable diseases, has launched a powerful, real-time web based app this week to track COVID-19 symptoms in the community
This new Australian built COVID-19 Symptom tracker is complementary to the expansion of community testing and we are urging Australians to get on board and report their symptoms.
NOTE: The Unlocking Australia App is not an alternative to the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app. It is in fact complementary to the Government’s app, because it tracks symptoms, while COVIDsafe tracks people. You can find out more about COVIDsafe at https://www.australia.gov.au.
To find out more about Unlocking Australia and how you can participate click below:
Page published: 18 May 2020