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)
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 >
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 >
Online Covid-19 recovery singing group "Phoenix Rising"
Our ImpACT+ service have set up a new online singing group, specifically for people who are finding it difficult to fully recover from Covid-19. The singing group meets each week on Fridays at 2pm. It is free and open to anyone.
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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) >