COVID-19: long-term health effects

Information on persistent health problems reported following acute COVID-19 disease.

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There is evidence to suggest that cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) who have experienced both mild and severe symptoms can experience long-term health effects.

This document provides links to information on the health problems reported in COVID-19 cases following acute disease, and what to expect as part of your recovery.

Published 7 September 2020
Last updated 30 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance to COVID-19: long-term health effects.

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