Screening questionnaire for Covid-19
We'll ask you a few questions and tell you what to do next.
To protect yourself and others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital.
Do you have any of the following clinical symptoms?
- a temperature of more than 37.8C (100F)
- OR, a new and persistent cough
- OR, anosmia – this is the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell. It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.
Are your symptoms consistent with possible Coronavirus?
- High temperature or hot to touch
- Breathing difficulties
Have you travelled outside the IoM (including the UK)?
Are you age 70 years or over, have a long term health condition or are you pregnant?
Have you had contact with a confirmed positive Coronavirus case?
Was this confirmed contact in a healthcare setting?
Were you within 2 metres of the possible case for longer than 15 minutes?
Were you wearing personal protective equipment?
It is unlikely your symptoms are due to Coronavirus
From the answers you have given, it is unlikely that your symptoms are due to Coronavirus.
Please contact your GP for further assessment or attend A&E if you feel your symptoms warrant urgent assessment.
Telephone assessment required
Please contact the call centre on 111.
Please tell the operator that you have taken the online screening questionnaire and you need to speak to a clinician.
You must stay at home (self-isolate) for 14 days
With effect from 18 March 2020 all individuals arriving in the Isle of Man must stay at home (self-isolate) for 14 days.
If you develop symptoms during this time, call the Covid 111 Service for further advice.
Social distance as far as possible
If you develop a fever or persistent cough, please contact our COVID 111 service.
Social distancing means trying to avoid contact with other people. It means spending less time in public places, where a lot of people are around.
- working from home wherever possible
- avoiding all unnecessary travel
- avoiding crowded places
Everyone on the Island is being asked to consider good practice in this area
This advice is especially important for those who are aged 70 and over or pregnant or fall into the following categories:
- under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie, anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
- spleen problems– for example, those with sickle cell disease or have had their spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- being seriously overweight (a body mass index of 40 or above)
People in these groups are not currently placed under any restriction, but are advised to consider changing their behaviour straight away.
If someone is a attending a club or group, for example, they should ask themselves whether that is the right thing to be doing at the current time.
No Further Action Required
You don't need to take any further action at this stage.
Please continue to wash your hands regularly, avoid touching surfaces and your face and avoid any unnecessary gatherings.
If you develop a fever for persistent cough, please contact our COVID 111 Service.
You do not need to self isolate
If you develop any symptoms then you must stay at home (self-isolate) for 14 days and continue self-isolation until symptom free.
If you develop any symptoms you should also call the Covid 111 Service for further advice.