Guidance notes - Long COVID
Many individuals recover from COVID infection quickly but, for some, recovery can take much longer. The symptoms can potentially last for weeks or months. Such individuals are said to be suffering from long COVID.
Given that 65% of long COVID sufferers reported that their symptoms adversely affected their ability to carry out day-to-day activities, long COVID is likely to result in an increase in sickness absence levels and have an impact on the ability of employees to carry out their jobs.
These guidance notes on long COVID in the workplace are designed to help employers navigate their way around issues that may arise in managing employees suffering from long COVID.
The guidance notes cover the following:
- What is long COVID?
- How common is long COVID?
- Dealing with long COVID in the workplace.
- Is long COVID a disability?