The National Institute for Communicable Diseases together with the Department of Health made a range of forms available to assist healthcare professionals in dealing with COVID-19. The COVID-19 Forms are ALTRON HealthTech Hosted these forms on their website and you can download them from there:

it includes:

  •  - Download A guide as to whether a patient meets the case definition for a COVID-19 case - Process flow for COVID-19 cases
  • Download The person under investigation (PUI) form for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)/request for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) test - COVID-19 PUI Form 
  • Download The COVID-19 daily symptom monitoring tool form - COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring tool 
  • Download COVID-19 Contact Line List 
  • Download The clinical management of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 disease document - CRDM Specimen Submission Form 
  • Download The form that should be completed for every person under investigation and every confirmed COVID-19 case. - Clinical Management Guide 
  • Download A quick reference guide for healthcare workers - Quick Reference Guide 

“To get access to testing you must meet certain clinical criteria. These criteria are based on the clear testing guidelines set out by the World Health Organization and the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD – which falls under the National Department of Health). There is also a specific process you have to follow to undergo the testing.”
Remind me of the symptoms of COVID-19?

Typical signs and symptoms

Most common symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing up slime (producing sputum in the lungs)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint ache or pain
  • Body chills
According to the World Health Organization, in more than 80% of all reported cases, fever is the most typical symptom. This is followed by a dry cough (in around 68% of cases), fatigue (38% of cases), producing sputum (33% of cases) and shortness of breath (nearly 19% of reported cases).

Less common symptoms:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Nasal congestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Coughing up of blood or blood-stained mucus
  • Intensely red eyes, watery discharge from the eyes, swollen eyelids and light sensitivity.
Once a person has been exposed to coronavirus, signs and symptoms may start in as little as 2 days or take as long as 14 days.