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Post-COVID-19 Care & Recovery

Support your understanding and management of symptoms as you recover from COVID-19.
Most people with COVID-19 recover within two weeks. But, some people with more severe symptoms can take twelve weeks or more to feel better.

This page includes fact sheets, links to external websites and other material that may support your understanding and management of your COVID-19 recovery.

Learn about the Post-COVID-19 recovery clinics, the network, what we know about COVID-19 and how you can help your recovery. We encourage those with post-COVID symptoms to go slow, reduce screen-time where possible, and take breaks.‎


Clinic orientation

Part 1: I had COVID-19 and I’m not back to my usual self – Reviews symptoms that can linger after COVID-19, how this affects you and what supports are available.

Part 2: What is the Post-COVID-19 Recovery Clinic and what can I expect? – An overview of the clinics and ways the network can support you, even if you don’t come into a clinic.

Part 3: Understanding your post-COVID-19 symptoms – Learn about common symptoms and how to identify patterns that may be making your symptoms worse.

Headaches

Part 1: What we know about headaches post-COVID-19 – Explains headaches that can linger after COVID-19 infection, how they affect you and how to manage them.

Part 2: How to prevent headaches post-COVID-19 – Reviews tips for preventing headaches and tools to manage them.

Part 3: Tips & tools to deal with headaches post-COVID-19 – Offers additional tips for preventing headaches and more tools to manage them.

Breathlessness

Part 1: What we know about breathlessness post-COVID-19 – Explains breathlessness after COVID-19 infection and how to manage it.


Part 2: Breathing techniques to manage breathlessness after COVID-19 – Reviews how to assess and improve your breathing and provides breathing techniques help manage your symptoms.


Part 3: Physical activity and exercises to manage breathlessness after COVID-19 – Outlines how physical activity can help you manage breathlessness, plus additional breathing exercises and resources.


Post-exertional malaise 

What we know about post-exertional malaise after COVID-19 – Explains symptoms of post-exertional malaise (PEM)  after COVID-19 infection and how to manage them.

Visit the BC Centre for Disease Control for information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.

Non-medical information about COVID-19 is available 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319).

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