Accessing NHS Long COVID services
You may have Long COVID if you have had symptoms for 4 weeks or more. It doesn’t matter whether you were hospitalised, had a positive or negative COVID-19 test, or just weren’t tested at all.
Go to your GP
If you think you have Long COVID, you should speak with your GP.
Top Tip: Keep a symptom diary!
Your GP will need to know when your symptoms started and how they are affecting you now.
GP will investigate your symptoms
You might have some tests to see if your symptoms could be linked to another health condition.
How you can manage your symptoms
- Education and advice
- Things you can do to improve your wellbeing
- Community groups or facilities (gyms, social groups, leisure, etc.)
- Support groups
- Self-help tools
Your GP may be able to give you advice, or tell you where support is available.
General advice on areas such as
- Wellbeing and lifestyle (exercise, diet, mental wellbeing etc)
You can speak to your GP about these concerns. They should have access to a Social Prescriber (England, Wales and NI) or a Link Worker (Scotland), who can advise.
Regular follow-up and monitoring by the health care professionals in charge of your care.
How long it takes to get better depends on your symptoms and how severe they are.