Long Covid

What is Long Covid?

Most infections with Covid resolve within the first 4 weeks. “Long Covid” is an informal term that is commonly used to describe symptoms that continue or develop after an infection of Covid. Your GP may diagnose you with Long Covid if your symptoms last for longer than 12 weeks and cannot be explained by any other condition.

Long Covid is associated with a wide range of different symptoms impacting physical, psychological, and cognitive health. It can also have an effect on quality of life and ability to work or attend education.

There are around 200 symptoms associated with Long Covid – but some of the most common include:

What support is available for Long Covid?

The Sheffield Long Covid Rehabilitation Hub have compiled a collection of information and self-management resources that can support Long Covid recovery. The collection is intended to support everybody, whether you are looking for information about Long Covid, if you have recently been diagnosed with Long Covid, or if you support Long Covid patients.

Many of these resources offer practical advice on self-management strategies for symptoms to aid recovery.
If you feel that your symptoms after a COVID-19 infection are not improving, it is important in the first instance to make an appointment with your GP who can support you.

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