Covid-19 Symptom Tracker App
Mo:dus, a new COVID-19 symptom tracker app from Churchill Group interfaces with the soft services provider’s digital platform to facilitate the monitoring of symptoms commonly associated with the coronavirus.
Employees who updates the app with their symptoms are sent guidance on self-isolation which is based on current UK government guidelines to encourage them to remain at home or seek medical support if the symptoms they describe warrant further exploration or intervention. The app therefore reduces the risk of transmission in the workplace and of localised COVID-19 outbreaks.
The Mo:dus symptom tracker app has been designed as a way to protect a work community by reducing the average number of people that one infected person can expect to pass the coronavirus on to, known as the R value. According to the World Health Organization, the natural R value of coronavirus so far falls between 2 to 2.5. This means that every infected person may pass the virus on to between 2 and 2.5 other people. The worldwide ambition is to bring the R value down as far as possible, to less than 1, to prevent a second wave.
Its full feature set includes:
– daily scheduled in-app push notifications for daily symptoms response
– automated isolation prompts where applicable symptoms are logged
– real-time alerts for COVID-19 cases and escalations
– ability to submit key worker COVID-19 test results
– in-app isolation update tracking to help colleagues and organisations better understand labour availability
– trended reporting is also available on desktop
The company states the Mo:dus COVID-19 symptom tracker is GDPR compliant, and designed to complement an NHS app which is already in circulation in the United Kingdom – with the added bonus of being designed with a more user-friendly interface..
Churchill is making the app available to external organisations (submit an enquiry referenced, ‘Mo:dus symptom tracker’ at www.churchillservices.com/contact-us/).
Antony Law, the company’s managing director, says: “Through our Mo:dus technology platform, we have invested significantly in our communications to frontline staff to ensure that they self-isolate if they come under risk of contracting the virus. Our coronavirus symptom tracker app will allow our staff to self-report should they have symptoms or not. This not only prevents the spread of the virus between our teams and clients’ but it also offers people reassurance that we are doing everything in our power to protect one another.”
Churchill Group director, James Bradley, adds: “The ethos of Mo:dus is to create transparency and aid our working lives, and this new COVID-19 symptom tracker app will help everyone to protect the wellbeing of colleagues, family and friends, and support organisations’ back to work plans. Now is the time to offer employees reassurance that employers are doing everything they can to protect their teams. The app allows organisations to harness valuable data to inform the right behaviours for the good of everyone.”
In addition to the symptom tracker, Churchill’s COVID taskforce has launched a matrix of solutions designed to offer peace of mind that work environments are safe to the very highest standards. This includes enhanced a swab testing service and hygiene regimes that will, in addition to professional swabbing, proactively reduce the risk of spreading the virus when the time comes to return to the office.