In terms of advice for managing recovery, he said “go at your own pace”. He said: “You shouldn’t rush back to your usual fast paced lifestyle, this includes working full time, caring for others and high intensity exercising. Instead, be kind to yourself and try to do things in manageable timeframes.”
The expert also says it is a good idea to make sure you are exercising, “whether this is a walk round the block or simply stretching, making sure you have exercise in your routine will help maintain and build up strength in your muscles”.
He said: “Once you feel happy to, gradually build up the length and intensity of your exercise regime.
“It’s not just the physical benefits, exercise also helps with boosting your mood and can help alleviate some mental health concerns associated with long COVID.”