4 Key Questions to Ask When Creating COVID-19 Digital Waivers and Health Screening Forms

If you’re running a gym, tourism business, hotel, medical practice or any other type of business, you’ll know that COVID-19 and health screening can be an effective way of lowering risk exposure for your customers and guests. Depending on your business needs, you might also wish to have customers sign a waiver that acknowledges they understand and will adhere to the health and safety requirements you have in place.


The good news is that by using digital waiver software, you can send a form link to your customers before they’ve even step foot on your premises via email or SMS. When compiling your online health screening or digital waiver form, it’s worth considering these four key questions.  


Have you, or anyone close to you, experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours?

This can be one of the quickest ways to determine if someone should stay away and consider getting tested. The following symptoms could indicate a higher risk of COVID-19 transmission:   

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Fatigues
  • New Loss Of Taste Or Smell
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion Or Runny Nose
  • Nausea Or Vomiting
  • Muscle Or Body Aches


Have you been in a COVID-19 risk area in recent weeks? 

If you happen to be operating in a location where there isn’t active community spread of COVID-19, you might wish to determine whether a prospective customer has been in a high-risk area recently. This question can help to identify anyone who has travelled from a higher-risk location, so you can actively manage the situation. 

What is your current temperature? 

This question may be an important health screening question for aged care staff and visitors, for healthcare workers and visitors, fly-in fly-out mine sites and other locations where there are high numbers of people interacting. You could choose to include this question on your check-in screening process and have a staff member alert you to any temperatures of 37.3°C or above, for example.

Have you been vaccinated against COVID-19, and if so, when? 

This can be an important question if you’re conducting health screening before providing other vaccinations or healthcare procedures, as there may be recommended waiting times between the two. By asking for a vaccination date, you can delay or arrange a procedure appropriately.


With Wherewolf, digital waivers are a simple and effective way to screen for COVID-19 risks and protect the wellbeing of staff, visitors, patients and residents. 


Our experts can help you customise your waiver or screening forms with a tailored workflow or a sample COVID-19 questionnaire. To get started, register for a free account or sign up for your free demo today.

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