Sign up for the new COVID-19 research app

Covid Symptom Tracker, a new app, has been launched by Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals and King’s College London university  to try to understand more about the way COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is manifesting itself and why some people get the disease more severely than others. It also hopes to map where outbreaks are happening.

There are fake apps and scams around but this one is genuine and everyone who can is encouraged to sign up for it at

All you have to  do is spend a minute each day answering quick questions, even if you feel well.

By doing this you can contribute to research on COVID-19 in partnership with leading scientific institutions.

Note, you are advised to check the access preferences you give the app. If you untick any, check again every day.

Sharing peace remotely

Alan is putting together a service which will be available online for Sunday. We’d like everyone to be able to share the Peace, even though we have to be far from each other physically.

If you would like to, please record yourself saying ‘Peace be with you’ and send it to Alan.

This is straightforward on a smartphone but if you don’t have one it is easy to do on the computer. If it is not obvious where the camera is on your computer, do a search for ‘Camera’ and it will show you where your webcam is. Press the ‘video’ button to ensure you are on video mode, and when you are ready, just press it again to record. When you have recorded yourself, press ‘stop’ (probably the same button you pressed to start it). The video will save to your ‘Pictures’ file, probably in a folder called ‘Camera Roll’, but it should be obvious. Then send it to Alan.

May the peace of God be with us all.


Picture by Mateus Campos Felip on Unsplash.