It is not unusual for people to experience COVID-19 symptoms for varying amounts of time depending on the severity of the disease and any ongoing health conditions.
Long-COVID is described as: Signs and symptoms that develop during or following an infection consistent with COVID-19, that continue for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis. It usually presents with clusters of symptoms, often overlapping, which can fluctuate and change over time and can affect any system in the body.
(Reference – NICE Guidelines 2020)
Long-COVID is not just people taking time to recover from a stay in intensive care. Even people with relatively mild infections can be left with lasting and severe health problems and take time to recover.
If you have been diagnosed with Long-COVID, or think you may have Long-COVID, it is important to seek advice from a health professional before starting any graded exercise therapy as you may need supervised or guided therapy to help with your rehabilitation.