If you have received a positive COVID-19 test, you might be eligible to take part in one or more of these studies:
The PRINCIPLE study is for people aged 65 or over with symptoms of COVID-19 or those aged 50 to 64 with symptoms of COVID-19 and other specific health conditions. The study is looking to find treatments for the over 50s that can be taken at home, helping them to get better quickly and prevent them from needing to go to hospital.
The Convalescent Plasma trial invites people aged 17 and over who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate blood plasma to potentially help others. The plasma could contain antibodies which stop the virus spreading and the trial will determine how effective this is in helping people who are seriously ill with COVID-19. Men are especially needed, as they generally have higher antibody levels.
The canine detection study whereby dogs are being trained to detect people with coronavirus to prevent the spread of infection and reduce unnecessary quarantine.
You can help make a real difference.
The study team is looking for people who:
- Have suspected mild COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to COVID-19, or have received a positive swab test result conducted in the previous 72 hours, or are a current NHS staff member, or currently living with an NHS staff member.
- Aged 16 or over.
- Willing and able to wear a face mask for at least 3 hours, and nylon socks and a shirt for 12 hours.