How long it takes to recover from COVID-19 is different for everybody.
Many people feel better in a few days or weeks and most will make a full recovery within 12 weeks. But for some people, symptoms can last longer.
The chances of having long-term symptoms does not seem to be linked to how ill you are when you first get COVID-19.
People who had mild symptoms at first can still have long-term problems.
Symptoms of Long Covid
Common Long Covid symptoms include:
How to get help
If you're worried about symptoms 4 weeks or more after having Covid-19, please contact your GP.
We now have a Long Covid Assessment Hub based in Liverpool that GPs can refer patients to for further support and treatment.
Find out more about Long Covid on the NHS website here.