NHS 111 Launches SMS support service for people at home

Wednesday, 01 December 2021

People staying at home suffering with suspected coronavirus symptoms will get regular check-ins from a new NHS messaging service launched today.

Daily texts will be sent by the NHS to new patients who register their Covid-19 symptoms and contact details with the 111 online service.

The messages will check how people are, and ensure that those who need help to get them through the isolation period receive it.

The text messages will be sent as a reassurance to those who contact NHS 111 online, complete the assessment, and leave basic information such as their age, mobile number and when their symptoms started.


If you begin to display the key symptoms of Coronavirus you should use the NHS111 on-line service.


To protect others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital