Long Covid short videos
The Bristol M.E. Service at North Bristol NHS Trust have been supporting patients with Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome and ME/CFS since 2004. We are now working with teams across Bristol, North Somerset and Gloucestershire to support patients who have developed Long Covid (also known as Post-Covid 19 Syndrome).
We see patients who have been assessed in an NHS Long Covid assessment clinic, and we can help people to develop practical coping strategies.
If you want to learn more about the early management of Long Covid, please see the two short videos below.
© North Bristol NHS Trust. This edition published August 2023. Review due August 2026. NBT003488
© North Bristol NHS Trust. This edition published August 2023. Review due August 2026. NBT003489
Resources for people who may be struggling with work because of Long Covid
These resources may help you and your employers if you are struggling with work because of Long Covid. We have chosen ones that contain a wide range of information for various challenges you may have. You might choose to share some of these with your employer.
Covid 19 return to work guide for managers
The "Covid 19 return to work guide for managers" by the Society for Occupational Medicine contains detailed advice on a phased return to work, which can be a very important for people with long Covid symptoms and may be a new concept for employers. It contains a comprehensive overview of work-related issues faced by employers and employees.
C19 return to work guide for recovering workers
The “C19 return to work guide for recovering workers” (2021) by the Society for Occupational Medicine provides a comprehensive overview of managerial and employee duties and expectations.
Webinars "Returning to work with on-going COVID-19 symptoms: Guidance for employees and managers
The webinars "Returning to work with on-going COVID-19 symptoms: Guidance for employees and managers" (2021) by University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust provide information for managers and employees and covers practical steps.
"Long Covid FAQs" on the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development website
The page "Long Covid FAQs" on the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development website is directed at employers, and contains some useful facts and statistics, and some information on legal rights.
Faculty of Occupational Medicine Guidance for managers & employers
The "Guidance for managers & employers on facilitating return to work of employees with post-COVID syndrome" (2021) by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine provides employers with general advice on returning to work, and some useful examples of reasonable adjustments.
Access to Work
Access to Work can provide practical and financial support if you have a disability or long-term condition. This can be useful whether you have a job, are looking for work, are on supported internship or traineeship or want to become or are self-employed.