Please note, the LOCOMOTION study is only directly recruiting patients as participants if they have been referred to one of the clinical sites involved in the study (listed here).
The LOCOMOTION Long COVID study is centred entirely around patients living with the effects of Long COVID, and their family and friends who are also affected by the illness of a loved one.
What is Long COVID?
Following infection with coronavirus, some people experience a variety of health issues. These can be life-changing and distressing for the individuals themselves and their families and friends. Most people recover within 4 weeks of infection, but for some, symptoms can last longer, or new ones can develop. It doesn't matter whether you have had a severe illness or a mild one, Long COVID can affect anyone.
Healthcare professionals may refer to Long COVID as 'ongoing symptomatic COVID-19' (4 to 12 weeks) or sometimes 'post-COVID-19 syndrome' (over 12 weeks).
Resources for Patients
There are numerous resources available for patients living with the effects of Long COVID, and their families and friends. These include:
- Support for rehabilitation: self-management after COVID-19-related illness (World Health Organisation) - A leaflet providing support and advice for adults who are recovering from COVID-19. Available from the WHO website.
- Long COVID Rehabilitation Booklet: Information for patients (The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust). Available from the Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust website. (PDF)
- Long COVID Rehabilitation Booklet: Information for patients (Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust). Available from the Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust website. (PDF)
- Resources page on the 'Long COVID Support' website - Long COVID Support is a registered charity in England and Wales, formed by a group of people struggling to recover from COVID-19.