So, what is Long Covid?
Before February 2020 no one had ever heard of Covid-19, let alone the term ‘Long Covid’ and even now, both healthcare professionals and people with long covid are still learning about the affects it has.
Some people are reporting lingering symptoms after overcoming their initial bout with Covid and struggling to get to grips with a rehab programme.
Long Covid refers to a condition where a person doesn’t feel fully recovered from their illness, anything from 4 weeks or months later, after the infection has resolved. Initial reports indicate that one of the outcomes of even milder Covid-19 infections can include fatigue, persistent pain, including:
- Painful joints or muscles
- Memory and concentration problems - brain fog
- Chest pain
Plus a whole range of other symptoms. This is not always related to the severity of your infection and symptoms can often be fluctuating. This Toolkit will not be going into any specific symptoms but simple self-management tools, which work for a long-term health condition and can help you get yourself back in the driving seat.