Entrepreneur Sam Morgan has a new idea to help contain Covid-19 - and he says the Ministry of Health could roll it out within days if it chooses.
The txt-based Daily Health Check service would send a message to everyone's phones - in the manner of the Civil Defence texts sent on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, only with two-way capability so simple questions could be asked.
There would be a couple of quick questions on first-use (on age, location and pre-existing conditions), then one about feeling any Covid-like symptoms (watch a demo here).
The idea, is once you're registered, your Daily Health Check takes less than 30 seconds.
Morgan sees it as a real-time way for the Government to establish where it should focus its resources, down to the postcode level, at a time when speed is of the essence to prevent runaway community transmission.