COVID-19 Information

News and Information on COVID-19 and Smell Loss

**Public Health England and the NHS recommend that if you experience sudden onset smell loss that you quarantine immediately for a minimum of 7 days.**


We will keeping you posted with pertinent information about COVID-19 and smell loss issues. Please check back frequently for updates.


AbScent COVID-19 Zoom Events

The Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research: how a worldwide survey hopes to help COVID-19 smell loss patients.

04 Aug 2020, 20:00 – 21:00

Join Chrissi on Tuesday, August 4, 8pm UK time/3pm EST when she will be joined Professor Thomas Hummel of TU Dresden and Dr. Valentina Parma of Temple University


Past Zoom Events:




Latest Media

Losing your taste to Corona virus - BBC The Food Chain - BBC The Food Chain, Chrissi at 18:20


Useful Guides

How long will it take to feel better? - a blog post by Chrissi Kelly 

What to expect when you lose your sense of smell: Covid-19 edition


News Updates

22/06/20 Management of New Onset Anosmia inthe COVID Pandemic: BRS Consensus Guidelines - BRS ENTUK

09/06/20 Widespread smell testing has limited application as a screening tool for COVID-19 - BRS ENTUK

18/05/20 Coronavirus symptoms: UK adds loss of smell and taste to list - BBC News

18/05/20 Anosmia recognised as a symptom of COVID-19 infection - BRS ENTUK

14/05/20 Coronavirus: Why hasn't the UK listed loss of smell as a symptom of Covid-19? - BBC News

08/05/20 More than just smell - COVID-19 is associated with severe impairment of smell, taste, and chemesthesis - Chemical Senses (preprint)

22/04/20 Alterations in Smell or Taste in Mildly Symptomatic Outpatients With SARS-CoV-2 Infection - JAMA

14/04/20 What it’s like to suffer from the coronavirus’s weirdest symptom - Washington Post

14/04/20 Coronavirus Ravages the Lungs. It Also Affects the Brain - Wall Street Journal

13/04/20 Olfactory Bulb Magnetic Resonance Imaging in SARS-CoV-2-Induced Anosmia: The First Report - Academic Radiology

13/04/20 Loss of smell and taste validated as COVID-19 symptoms in patients with high recovery rate - Science News

09/04/20 Under our Noses - Harper's

08/04/20 Sudden and Complete Olfactory Loss Function as a Possible Symptom of COVID-19 - JAMA Otolaryngology

04/04/20 Isolated sudden onset anosmia in COVID-19 infection. A novel syndrome? - Rhinology (preprint)

01/04/20 Sixty seconds on . . . anosmia - British Medical Journal

27/03/20 Advice for patients with new-onset anosmia during COVID-19 pandemic -

25/03/20 Coronavirus may cause loss of smell, or anosmia, but it probably won't be permanent - The Conversation

24/03/20 Loss of smell could reveal hidden virus cases: experts - France 24

24/03/20 Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System - The Scientist

23/03/20 Doctors say loss of sense of smell might be Covid-19 Symptom - CNN

23/03/20 Anosmia, Hyposmia and Dysgeusia Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease - American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 

22/03/20 Lost Sense of Smell May Be Peculiar Clue to Coronavirus Infection - New York Times

20/03/20 Stanford University Medical School report on the dangers COVID-19 transmission through endoscopy

20/03/20 Loss of sense of smell as marker of COVID-19 infection -

20/03/20 There’s An Unexpected Loss Of Smell And Taste In Coronavirus Patients -


AbScent Press Releases

18/05/20 Anosmia Recognized as COVID-19 Symptom (pdf)

08/05/20 Global Survey Supports Link Between COVID-19 and Loss of Smell and Taste (pdf)

20/03/20 COVID-19 and Smell Loss Update (pdf)

18/03/20 Smell Loss and COVID-19 (pdf)


Helpful Videos

Thomas Hummel on COVID-19 and Smell Loss


How to Smell Train after Smell Loss from COVID-19 with Chrissi Kelly