Screening is a way for health workers to find out if you may have COVID-19 or not. The health worker will ask you questions and scan your forehead to take your temperature.
The health worker will ask if you:
You must be honest when you answer the questions to make sure you get the right help.
You must self-quarantine. This means that you should stay at home for 14 days and monitor yourself for symptoms such as a dry cough, fever and difficulty breathing. Stay away from older people and people with a compromised immune system or underlying condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
If the health worker think that you may have COVID-19 they will refer you to a health facility to be tested.
You will be allowed to go on home and must keep on doing things to protect yourself:
There is a limited number of test kits in South Africa. To decide who should be tested, health workers will use a formula by looking at how serious your symptoms are and what high risk factors you have.