June 11, 2020

Active Contact Tracing

What To Do When Someone Has Symptoms Of COVID-19


Active Contact Tracing

The current pandemic is a great cause for panic everywhere. When someone shows any signs or symptoms that they might have contracted the virus, you need to follow the correct measures.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

It is possible to still have a common cold and not have anything to worry about. The most common symptoms of coronavirus are fever, tiredness, and a dry cough. Some people may also have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhoea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. 

What should I do when I have symptoms? 

If you develop any of the above symptoms, the best practice is to immediately start with self-isolating. This means that you should stay home and limit contact with people. If you develop a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, you should seek medical advice as these are the more serious symptoms of COVID-19. Before visiting a medical centre or general practitioner, it is best to phone ahead to ensure the correct provisions are made. 

How can contact tracing help? 

In the event of a positive case of COVID-19 at your business, the use of contact tracing can prevent your business from having to shut down to have your staff self-isolate while awaiting test results. Our Active Contact Tracing solution is a small, wearable proximity meter that can give the person in charge usable information to determine who came in contact with the positive person, who are at risk and need to get tested. By actively recording all proximity-based interactions, employers are able to manage risks proactively.

Who can I contact regarding a possible COVID-19 case? 

There are also multiple hotlines to phone in case you have COVID-19 related questions and need guidance. They also provide over the phone screenings. The available resources are:

National Resources

COVID-19 Hotline: 0800 029 999

Online resources: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/

Testing sites: https://www.nicd.ac.za/covid-19-testing-sites/

Western Cape Resources

Western Cape hotline: 021 928 4102

Online Risk Assessment: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/risk-assessment-covid-19