Keeping Me Well - Cardiff and Vale University Hospital

Long COVID Recovery Team

Recovery from Covid-19 can vary greatly from person to person. For some people recovery is short. For others symptoms can last weeks or months. You may still be coming to terms with the impact of the virus on your body and mind.

It’s common to feel tired and fatigued, and other symptoms can include breathlessness and cough, problems with memory or concentration, muscle and joint pains. These can make usual day-to-day activities difficult. Symptoms can come and go. It’s important not to rush getting back to “normal” life.

Everyone is affected differently, so do not compare yourself to others. In general, these symptoms should get better with time, some things will take longer than others.

If you are still having difficulties, or experiencing ongoing COVID symptoms that are concerning you, you can ask your GP or Health Care Professional to refer you to the Cardiff and Vale COVID Rehabilitation Team.

The Long COVID Recovery Team is a multi-disciplinary team comprising of:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Psychology

The role of the team is to support a coordinated approach to facilitate a “Your COVID Recovery” programme, which is individualised for people with enduring COVID-19 symptoms (including Long COVID). We will collaborate with existing, established Cardiff and Vale UHB rehabilitation services and third sector support. It will not replace any services, as there is not capacity to offer this.

The vision of the Long COVID Recovery Team is to walk alongside people with enduring COVID-19 symptoms as they recover, to enhance their strategies and skills to optimise their journey. Due to the nature of COVID-19 it is important to recognise that we are learning about this condition as evidence and patterns emerge, working in partnership with people who are experiencing this condition.

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