Covid Symptom Study

Those of you who have been reading these news updates from the start will already know that you can sign up here for the Covid Symptom Study led by Professor Tim Spector at King’s College London. The FAQ section covers many of the queries you may have. The researchers publish their reports on the site and daily updates of infections by area.

This week’s edition of BBC R4 Inside Science includes an interview with Prof. Spector. He hopes parents will include their children, sending in reports of their health too, particularly now that more children are beginning to return to school.

It is the information gathered by this study that led to the inclusion of lack of smell/taste as a reliable symptom for the virus, and it is thought to be a particularly useful symptom to tell if children have the virus.