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) 


A support hub  has been set up by Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation to provide  information and dedicated support for people who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 (opens in new window) > and their family members. 

You can access helpful information on supporting your recovery from Coronavirus (opens in new window) >, produced by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

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

Covid-19 Road to Recovery

Guidance and advice from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (opens in new window) > is available to support with your recovery from covid-19, including activity tips, downloadable resources and an overview of what to expect.