8. Long COVID

For some who have had COVID-19, symptoms can last longer and have a long-term effect, even if they only had mild symptoms at first. This is often referred to as ‘Long COVID’ and symptoms include: extreme tiredness (fatigue), shortness of breath, chest pain or tightness, joint pain, depression and anxiety.

For a full list of symptoms go to the

NHS website on common ‘Long COVID’ symptoms. But what should employers do if an employee is absent from work due to suffering from ‘Long COVID’? Cases can vary between individuals and the effects of ‘Long COVID’ can come and go, which means the employee may be absent from work, then return to work and then symptoms get worse, and they are absent again. Similarly to when an...

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