Coronavirus guidance

If you think you may have symptoms of coronavirus (opens in new window) >, follow the national guidance and self-isolate for 10 days. Please see our information for visitors > before you plan on visiting one of our hospitals. If you, or a member of your family has tested positive for coronavirus, please find resources to aid your/their recovery on our supporting your recovery from coronavirus > page.

Supporting your recovery from coronavirus

Recovery from coronavirus will take time. The length of time needed will vary from person to person and it is important not to compare yourself to others. Ongoing symptoms could last for several months after you contract COVID-19 and this can be perfectly normal.

Post-COVID-19 effects could include;

  • Muscle weakness and joint stiffness
  • Extreme tiredness (fatigue) and a lack of energy 
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss 
  • Sleep problems
  • Problems with mental abilities – for example, not being able to remember some events, think clearly and being forgetful
  • Changes in your mood, or anxiety or depression
  • Nightmares or flashbacks 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 


Post Covid-19 Hub, by Asthma UK and British Lung foundation
Get information and dedicated support for people who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 (opens in new window) >

Supporting your recovery from coronavirus, by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Get information on supporting your recovery from coronavirus (opens in new window) >

Additionally, you can visit the "Your COVID Recovery" NHS website (opens in new window) >


Long Covid-19 recovery

Our ImpACT+ service is providing support for people who are experiencing ongoing symptoms as a result of Covid-19.  Find out about Long Covid-19 recovery >


Get on the road to recovery by being active

While rest is important to recovery, it is also essential that you are as active as you can be to rebuild your strength. This will also help your lungs to recover.

Get guidance from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (opens in new window) >