What is Long COVID?
Long COVID is used to describe signs and symptoms that last for a few weeks or months after having a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19. In this section, we explain in more detail what Long COVID is, the common symptoms and when you might feel back to normal.
It can affect your whole body, and your symptoms can change and come and go over time. If you think you might have Long COVID, the first thing you should do is speak to your GP. They will look into your symptoms and first try to find out if there are any other possible causes, to see if there’s anything that needs urgent action.
If I have Long COVID, am I still infectious?
No. Based on what we know, people are very infectious in the first week to 10 days after developing COVID-19 symptoms, but are not infectious after this point.
In this section:
- Read: Common symptoms
- Read: When will I get back to normal?
What you need to know about coronavirus
Information and useful links about coronavirus, including what you need to do if you live with a lung condition