Supporting people to recover from Coronavirus

Doctors and nurses working with NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, working with public health leads, have put together a handy guide to support people recovering from coronavirus or suspected cases of coronavirus.

While some people need hospital treatment or even intensive care for COVID-19, the serious condition caused by coronavirus, the majority of patients are able to recover at home. However, it is still an illness that can leave even otherwise healthy people feeling weak and poorly. You can download a poster (PDF) that highlights what people can do to boost their mental and physical health following a COVID-19 infection.

Dr Ekta Elston, local GP and Medical Director for the CCG, said a viral infection like coronavirus can leave people feeling extremely tired and run down.

“This is especially true for older patients or people with chronic health conditions,” said Dr Elston. “Even if you don’t need to go to hospital, many people will not bounce straight back after this illness and they or their carers will need to take some extra steps to start feeling better.”

The clinicians advise:

It may take a while to feel back to yourself again and recovery will be different for everyone but if you are concerned, please contact your GP practice.

Your COVID Recovery is an online platform ( containing general information on all aspects of recovering from COVID-19 including physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing. The site offers general advice on recovery, returning to work and information for families and carers of patients with post-COVID syndrome (also known as Long COVID). It also signposts to other agencies such as the British Lung Foundation and the Samaritans.

If you feel you or a family member are developing new coronavirus symptoms please use the NHS 111 Online Coronavirus Service or ring 111 if you can’t get online. Symptoms are: