Do I still need to log into the ZOE COVID Study app daily?
Yes. More than two years into the pandemic, it’s still as important to log in as regularly as possible, especially as access to testing begins to change.
The ZOE COVID study was designed to predict and track COVID before we had access to testing in the UK, so we will continue to confidently track COVID using symptom data from our health reports. contributors.
The ZOE COVID study offers unique insight into how COVID spreads, as we are tracking many more symptoms than the “classic three” of cough, fever and loss of smell, and let’s even discover new symptoms that may appear. We can also track the evolution of symptoms with variants like Omicron.
Your daily reports are essential in helping us to track the symptoms and spread of infections in the UK, and are still an essential tool used by the government on a daily basis. And we’ve made it easier than ever to record your lateral flow test results with just one click, whether they’re positive or negative.
Tips for getting online every day
We’ve collected some tips from regular contributors to help you get into the habit of logging in every day.
- Choose the best time to connect and stick to it
Make journaling part of your daily routine. For example, you can connect while brushing your teeth in the morning, having coffee after lunch, or as part of your evening routine.
“It’s one of my first tasks when I get home from work”
Decide what time of day works best for you and make it a habit in your current schedule.
- Log in next to something else you do every day
Logging in alongside activities you do regularly can help you use the app more often. Some contributors connect while waiting for the results of their LFTs, check their emails or listen to the news.
“I use the app whenever ‘Thought for the Day’ is on Radio 4.”
what you do every day that you can associate with your daily health check and do it at the same time?
- Connect with family and friends
Many contributors report on behalf of others, such as older parents or their children. Many more encouraged their friends to start connecting.
“I report when I know how my family is feeling, as I report for all of us.”
“I tell my friends what important discoveries have resulted from the app to show that it’s worth reporting and very quick and easy.”
Find someone who also uses the app, or would like to, and encourage each other to log in regularly. Download the app here or by searching for the ZOE COVID study in the App Store or Google Play.
- Connect when the thought hits you
Strike while the iron is hot and report it when prompted, either through the app’s reminder notification or when looking for the latest COVID news and figures.
“Sometimes it comes to mind or I see something on Twitter that reminds me to report.”
“I report regularly because I’m interested in seeing data from my area.”
When you view the latest COVID data through the app, use it as an opportunity to do your part and report how you’re feeling today, even if you’re feeling fine.
- Be motivated to log in every day knowing you are making a difference
What we hear most from our contributors is that they appreciate being part of the research.
“I feel compelled to report to allow the data to exist from which analysis can take place.”
If you are interested in the results and conclusions drawn from the ZOE COVID study, report it in the app as much as possible and participate in the creation of accurate and real-time data on COVID symptoms and the spread of COVID-19. infection in the UK.
How can I contribute to the ZOE COVID study?
The best way to contribute to the ZOE COVID study is to download the app and spend a minute recording how you are feeling each day, as well as reporting the results of any COVID tests you take, whether they be positive or negative.
We love seeing our contributors log in every day; however, we still get valuable insights from those who log in less often. So don’t worry or feel guilty if you fail to log in daily, or if you miss a few days because you’re busy, pick it up as soon as you can.
We make it as easy as possible to document your COVID symptoms and tests. To speed up the flow of daily reports, we:
- Have simplified how to record the results of a COVID antibody test
- Send daily notifications to remind you to log in – if you don’t get them, remember to turn on in-app notifications
- Will add new function soon so you can save LFT results with one click
Finally, we just want to say thank you.
We are grateful to all of our contributors who have helped make a difference in our scientific knowledge of this new disease. We’re really excited to move forward with you as we branch out to answer more vital research questions about some of our biggest health challenges through our broader health studies.
Stay safe and keep logging in.