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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

Recovery from Coronavirus (Covid-19)

What is Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus (Covid-19) causes a wide range of symptoms including a cough, fever and/or high temperature and loss of sense of taste and smell. Most people infected with the coronavirus will experience mild symptoms and will recover without special treatment. It can cause more severe symptoms in older people or those with long term conditions.

 

(Reproduced with permission from The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)


NHS Inform provides the most up to date Coronavirus guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government. This includes physical distancing measures and current advice for infected households. Further information is available by visiting the NHSGGC Coronavirus Hub 

Recovery from Coronavirus (Covid-19)  

Recovery from Coronavirus will take time and this is likely to vary from one person to another. You may feel breathless and very tired for several months once you get home from hospital. We are still learning how the virus affects your long term health. People recovering from this can experience breathing problems, such as shortness of breath.

Effects of Coronavirus may include:

Physical symptoms – Shortness of breath, low energy, unable to do usual day to day activities

Mental symptoms - Poor memory, ‘brain fog’, difficulty with planning/organising or problem solving

Emotional difficulties - Depression, anxiety, nightmares/flashbacks.

 

Practical advice and information to help in the recovery from Coronavirus can be found in the leaflets and links below

Managing the symptoms of Covid 19 (Coronavirus)  

Covid Care 

Post-Covid Hub 

Recovery from Covid 19 

Information produced by Asthma UK and The British Lung Foundation.

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https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/get-in-touch-get-involved/useful-contacts/

 

Last Updated: 02 July 2021