There are so many different and conflicting messages about COVID it can be difficult to know who or what to believe. The following are all reliable sources of information to help you make the best decisions about your health:
- Patient Access - Covid-19 - Collection of resources to help you stay informed, safe and in control of your healthcare.
- Patient Info - Find out everything you need to know about preventing, isolating and treating COVID-19.
- International Fact Checking Network - Coronavirus WhatsApp Bot - Text "hi" to +1 727 291 2606
- AFP COVID Fact Check - Busting Coronavirus Myths
- WHO Myth Busters - tackling common myths about COVID
- How to be Health Savvy - collection of health resources from reliable sources
- Inclusive information resources about coronavirus - for patients, clients and families, including video, audio, BSL and Makaton
There has been a lot of talk on social media and in the press about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. This video may help answer some of your questions:
For more information about the COVID Vaccines please see the following links:
- Health Education England: Covid-19 Vaccines
- What you need to know about the Covid-19 vaccine
- How to speak to someone who's hesitant about vaccines
- Should Children get the Covid-19 vaccine?
Long COVID is defined as “signs and symptoms that develop during or following an infection consistent with COVID-19 that continue for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis.” [NHS England]
- Health Education England -
- NHS Your COVID recovery - Supporting your recovery after COVID-19
- British Lung Foundation - Long COVID is used to describe signs and symptoms that last for longer than 4 weeks after getting COVID-19. In this section, we explain in more detail what Long COVID is, the common symptoms and when you might feel back to normal.
- WHO Support for rehabilitation self-management after COVID-19- related illness - This leaflet provides basic exercises and advice for adults who have been severely unwell and admitted to the hospital with COVID-19.