About our COVID-19 research

We have developed a COVID-19 Symptom Tracker app which tracks in real time how the disease progresses. The aim of the app is to help slow the outbreak, by helping researchers identify:

  • How fast the virus is spreading in your area
  • High-risk areas in the country
  • Who is most at risk, by better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions


The app is available for both TwinsUK members and the general public to use. Participants using the app will record information about their health on a daily basis, including temperature, tiredness and symptoms such as coughing, breathing problems or headaches.

We hope to send TwinsUK members showing signs of COVID-19 a home testing kit to better understand what symptoms truly correspond to the coronavirus infection. Researchers believe this is clinically urgent given the current limits on testing. The home testing component of the study is not currently available to the general public.

Download the app to your Apple or Android device

The app is available to download from the Apple App Store here.

The app is available to download from Google Play here.

CLICK HERE to see a list of questions asked in the App.

Follow our research updates

Our researchers are working round the clock to analyse all the symptom data that’s coming in.

CLICK HERE to find out about our latest findings.


Find answers to frequently asked questions HERE.