Supporting your recovery from coronavirus (Covid-19)

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) 

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Returning to work with persisting coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms

Some people continue to experience symptoms beyond their isolation period and it is important that you speak to your GP for support if your symptoms are not improving or seem unmanageable.

Find out more about returning to work with persisting coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms >