ELVIS COVID-19

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ELVIS COVID-19 Study Full Information

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We are looking for adults (18 and over) that are self-isolating at home due to COVID-19 symptoms. Your symptoms must have started within the last 48 hours and should include at least one of the following:

  • Recent onset of a new continuous cough
  • Recent onset of a high temperature
  • Recent loss of sense of smell or taste

If you have had a swab taken to confirm COVID-19 and it was positive you can also take part as long as your symptoms started within the last 48 hours and you have not been advised to go to hospital.

We can only allow one person per household to take part in the study at any one time.

You cannot take part if you fulfil any of the below:

  • You are 17 or younger
  • Onset of illness is more than 48 hours
  • No access to the internet or unable to use the internet/email
  • Unable to consent online
  • Pregnancy
  • A weakened immune system (e.g. as a result of immunosuppressant medicine or treatment, or if you have a condition that means you have a high risk of getting infections. For more information please visit the NHS website.
  • Unable to perform nasal washout and gargling with salty water
  • Those taking part in another medical trial
  • Those without access to a supply of salt (you will need max 250g of salt over the 14 days)
  • Those who have had a negative COVID-19 swab result for the present symptoms
  • Those with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 in whom hospital admission is recommended​​​​​​
  • Those living in a household with another person currently participating in this study

Please read the Participant Information Sheet for more information on the study.

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