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mrshoho Thu 08-Oct-20 09:38:05

I received this message today advising to buy a pulse oximeter and thermometer to safely assess symptoms if needed. We bought these earlier in the year but thought I'd share as probably easier to buy now than later.

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Augustbreeze Thu 08-Oct-20 10:15:24

Wow. So did I though.

Orangeblossom7777 Thu 08-Oct-20 10:19:49

Is that being sent out to everyone or is in for a certain group (with health conditions) and / or is this in a high covid area?

If everyone tried to buy oximeters would they not run out? i thought they might be providing them. (to people testing positive)

mrshoho Thu 08-Oct-20 10:28:30

I don't know if it's been sent to all. My risk is that I'm 50 but no health probs. My dh was shielding but this wouldn't be on my records. I don't know if he got a text as well. We're in London so on a watch list but currently 78 per 100k cases so not high.

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Orangeblossom7777 Thu 08-Oct-20 10:30:31

OK, thanks. They seem to have come down in price again, around £20 on Amazon. (oximeters) DH in that group so got one now

amicissimma Thu 08-Oct-20 10:43:43

If you have a smartphone you may have an oximetre. In the health app, measuring stress.

I have one and checked it against a stand-alone metre and they came out the same.

Augustbreeze Thu 08-Oct-20 10:48:16

How do you use yr phone to measure yr oxygen levels?

mrshoho Thu 08-Oct-20 12:29:43

some phones have a sensor where the camera is that you can press your finger on. My old samsung did but when I upgraded it wasn't on the new one.

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