Recovering from any post-viral illness can take time. While it is natural to want to 'get back to normal after being unwell, 'pushing through' is ill-advised, and may prolong recovery time in some children. More information can be found in our blog posts 'Cautious Tortoise' and 'Pacing Penguins'.
NHS England Long Covid Hubs
On the 15th of June 2021, NHS England announced 15 Long Covid Hubs for children struggling to recover from COVID-19 infection. The hubs are designed to help assess & coordinate care of children and young people. They are not funded to provide treatment.
Any child with symptoms lasting longer than 4 weeks can be referred to the local paediatric team by the GP. If the local team are unable to support, they can refer the child to the nearest Long Covid Hub.
Scotland, Ireland and Wales do not yet have any Long Covid services.
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