We’re sorry to hear you’re not feeling well and wish you a speedy recovery.
After having tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), instructions strongly depend on the severity of the symptoms and differ from country to country, which is why it is important to follow the guidelines of your local health authority and/or healthcare professional.
For many, there is no need for hospitalization as the majority of people who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. To break the chain of infection, people that test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) must self-quarantine for 14 days, which is the maximum incubation period for the coronavirus based on current knowledge. If you feel worse or you think it is an emergency, be sure to get medical attention immediately.
Natural Cycles has added a new, optional tracker within the app to help track your symptoms if you feel sick and are experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms. Not only will this allow you to track your own symptoms in real-time and share them with your healthcare provider, but our scientists may then also be able to study the data in an anonymized form to better understand the spread and the effects of the virus in different parts of the world. If you have tested positive and wish to track your symptoms, you can enable the COVID-19 trackers by:
Going into your app > add data page>scroll to bottom where it says “change tracker settings”> slide COVID-19 trackers to “on” position
Once these are enabled, you can track a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test and different symptoms, such as a sore throat, dry cough, shortness of breath, fatigue or diarrhoea, right within your “add data” page.
We encourage you to continue measuring as you wake up in the morning, marking it as “excluded.”
Having a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test and tracking your symptoms will in no way impact the effectiveness of Natural Cycles, as none of the data will be factored into the algorithm. But, as with any illness, you may see an increase in red days this cycle.
It’s especially important during this time that you make sure you are taking care of yourself not only physically but mentally as well. It’s especially important during this time that you make sure you are taking care of yourself not only physically but mentally as well. For more information on how to help stay healthy in body and mind, you can go here.
***It may be that some users with an Apple device might not get the COVID-19 features at the same time as another user, as we are still busy releasing this update.
*This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or replace the advice of your healthcare professional/healthcare authority.