Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self Assessment Tool

A cough or a random sneeze can scare you nowadays. Don’t panic. Determine if you need to seek further care by using our COVID-19 self assessment tool. This tool was created based on WHO and DOH guidelines to help assess your Coronavirus risk level.

How to use the COVID-19 self assessment tool?

Just answer six questions to help determine whether you should visit a healthcare provider for further COVID-19 assessment and testing. At the end of the self assessment, you will be given your COVID-19 risk level (low, medium, high) and directions for seeking appropriate care. Official hotline numbers will also be provided for COVID-19 concerns and severe COVID-19 symptoms.

✔️ Please keep in mind that our COVID-19 self-assessment tool should not be taken as expert medical advice. This tool is not meant to take the place of expert medical consultation or to diagnose or treat conditions. The tool was created based on official guidelines posted by the WHO and DOH.

What else can I do?

Keep yourself informed during these challenging times. Information about COVID-19 is constantly changing, and the level of COVID-19 activity varies by community. For current updates on COVID-19 and detailed health measures in your area, please visit the DOH website at

You can also read about COVID-19 updates and tips in our articles below. We update this page regularly so make sure to bookmark it.

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COVID-19 Articles and Related Tips

Running List of COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila

Do you think you’re infected by the coronavirus? The only way to confirm is to take a COVID-19 test. Whether you have the symptoms or not, you don’t want to take any chances. Recently, the government sees a new trend in which COVID-19 transmissions come from family gatherings and workplaces[1]. Infected but asymptomatic people carry the virus and unknowingly spread the disease to their families or co-workers. Protect your loved ones (and get that peace of mind) by getting tested. We’ve listed some of the major COVID-19 testing centers where you can get a swab test or a rapid test. Read more: Swab Test and Rapid Test Price: COVID-19 Testing Guide Table of ContentsWhere to Get a COVID-19 Test in Metro ManilaAsian Hospital Drive-Thru Swab TestCardinal Santos Medical CenterChinese General Hospital Drive-Thru COVID TestMakati Medical CenterMediCard COVID TestPasig Doctors Medical Center Swab TestPhilippine Red CrossSt. Luke’s Medical Center Swab Test and Drive-ThruThe Medical City – OrtigasWorld Citi Medical Center Community-Based COVID-19 Testing CentersDrive-Thru and Walk-In Testing Sites in ManilaDrive-Thru Testing Sites in TaguigCOVID-19 Testing Centers in Quezon CityFinal Thoughts Where to Get a COVID-19 Test in Metro Manila A number of medical facilities in Metro Manila, where the majority of COVID-19 cases have been reported, have set up their own drive-thru and walk-in centers so that patients who want to get tested won’t have to enter the premises and risk getting infected. Here is a running list of COVID-19 testing centers in Metro Manila. Asian Hospital Drive-Thru Swab Test Service type: Drive-thru (for swab test only) and outpatient (for rapid test and

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Swab Test and Rapid Test Price: COVID-19 Testing Guide

How much does peace of mind cost nowadays? In the new normal, it will have you forking out thousands of pesos to find out whether you have COVID-19 or not. There’s a growing demand for COVID-19 testing in the Philippines. More and more Filipinos are taking the initiative—despite the steep swab test and rapid test price—just so they can sleep at night knowing they’re safe. If they’re found to be infected, at least they know they should self-isolate at home. Some patients undergo COVID-19 testing so they can return to work, while others need it so that they can go back to their families in the province. Whatever’s your reason for taking a test, the whole point of getting a COVID-19 test is to protect your loved ones and the people around you from the pandemic. Let’s take a look at two of the widely used COVID-19 testing methods in the Philippines—the rapid test and the swab test—and their prices, differences, and where you can get tested. Table of ContentsRapid Test Price RangeSwab Test Price RangeIs COVID-19 Testing Covered by PhilHealth?Can I Get a Free COVID-19 Test?Swab Test vs Rapid Test: What is the Difference?What is a Swab Test and How Does It Work?Meaning of  a Swab Test ResultSwab Test AccuracyWhat is a Rapid Test and How Does It Work?Meaning of a Rapid Test ResultRapid Test AccuracyWho is Required to Get a Swab Test?Who Can Get a Rapid Test?What are the Requirements for Rapid Test and Swab Test?Final Thoughts Rapid Test Price Range The cost of rapid antibody tests in

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OFW Repatriation Guide in the New Normal

Planning to come back home during the coronavirus pandemic? Brace yourself for an entirely different homecoming experience. OFW repatriation in the time of COVID-19 is a whole new ball game. No bunch of relatives excited for your return will pick you up at the airport. Instead, government frontliners in hazmat suits will welcome you upon arrival. Airport procedures on your arrival day will be longer and more complicated than before. You won’t be allowed to go home to your family until you complete the mandatory testing and quarantine for returning Filipinos. Much of the stress and anxiety stranded OFWs are having right now comes from not knowing what to expect when they get repatriated back to the Philippines. Here’s an OFW repatriation guide to help you manage your expectations, make your arrival more bearable, and return home safely. Read more: The New Normal Guidelines in the Philippines Table of ContentsOFW Repatriation Pre-Departure Checklist1. Request an OFW Repatriation Flight2. Book Your Quarantine Accommodation3. Register in the e-CIF System4. Register in OASISArrival Procedures for Returning OFWs1. Fill Out Different Forms2. Attend the Mandatory Quarantine Briefing3. Go Through Verification Procedures4. Get Swabbed5. Undergo Immigration Clearance6. Know Your Assigned OFW Quarantine FacilityOFW Quarantine GuidelinesQuarantine Protocols for Returning OFWsHow to Verify Your COVID-19 Test ResultsHow to Get a Quarantine CertificateHow to Get a Ride Back HomeHow Much Do COVID-19 Testing and Quarantine Cost for Returning OFWs?Final Thoughts OFW Repatriation Pre-Departure Checklist Before flying back to the Philippines, here’s what you must do to ensure your repatriation will go smoothly. 1. Request an OFW Repatriation Flight First

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Reopening Your Business? Guidelines and Tips for Resuming Your Operations

Business reopening in more industries has now been allowed along with the gradual relaxing of quarantine restrictions in the Philippines. Getting back to business after a long lockdown-induced hiatus? “Business as usual” has taken on a whole new meaning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Essentially, it now means observing government-mandated minimum health protocols and doing your part in containing the spread of coronavirus in your community. How do you restart your business in the new normal? Here are the guidelines business owners should follow, plus a few tips on resuming your operations. Table of ContentsIATF Business Reopening Guidelines Businesses Authorized to Reopen Under QuarantineMinimum Health Standards for Reopening a BusinessLGU Business Reopening Guidelines6 Tips for Reopening Your Business After Lockdown1. Apply for Government Assistance2. Announce Your Business Reopening3. Be Ready to Do More with Less4. Boost Safety in Your Place of Business5. Inform Customers About Your Health Protocols6. Provide Customers with More OptionsFinal Thoughts IATF Business Reopening Guidelines  Businesses Authorized to Reopen Under Quarantine Your business may be allowed to fully or partially operate depending on its nature and whether you’re located in an area under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), general community quarantine (GCQ), or modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). Before you reopen your business, make sure it’s allowed by the government to operate. Check the DTI guidelines on business reopening under community quarantine[1] for the complete list of industries allowed to resume operations under different quarantine levels. Business Reopening Guidelines for Restaurants The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has authorized food establishments

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6 Pabili Service Apps to Download So You Can Shop from Home

On-demand pabili services are heaven-sent during the community quarantine period when it’s risky and inconvenient to go outdoors. Instead of going outside to buy essentials, you can just stay at home and hire a personal shopper through a pabili service app. The benefits of using a pabili or personal assistant service are two-fold. You enjoy the convenience of shopping from home and receiving your order on the same day. Riders who have lost their source of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic can support themselves and their families through pabili requests. Read More: Quick Guide to Separation Pay in the Philippines Table of ContentsHow Pabili Services WorkPabili Services Comparison6 Pabili Service Apps in the PhilippinesGrabExpress PabiliJoyRide Pabili ServiceLalamove Purchase ServiceMOVE IT Pabili ServiceMrSpeedy Pabili ServiceMyKuya AppFinal Thoughts How Pabili Services Work Booking through a pabili service app is very convenient. Here’s how it works: Customers book their orders through the courier’s app or website with the list of items to buy. The system matches each customer with a rider closest to the pick-up location. Once a rider accepts the booking, he will go to the store and purchase the items (Usually, the rider pays for the order first). While waiting, the customer can track the order status in real-time through the app. The rider delivers the order and receives the payment from the customer. To protect their riders against fake buyers, couriers set a maximum transaction amount, usually up to PHP 2,000. Also, there’s a maximum size allowed for each order—anything bigger than the standard dimension will not fit in

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What Malls are Open Today? Mall Hours and Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

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