Given the relative lack of knowledge about the interface between long COVID and work, HSE commissioned a study to consider the scientific evidence.

The study was completed with contributions from an international expert group including the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in the UK.

The researchers summarised the evidence on the impact of long COVID on work, the workplace, and return to work interventions in the published scientific literature to 8 March 2021.

They made initial recommendations for guidelines to facilitate workers suffering from long COVID to return to work. These guidelines are in line with existing Faculty for Occupational Medicine (FOM) guidance on return to work and existing HSE guidance on managing sick leave and return to work.

Professor David Fishwick, HSE’s Chief Medical Adviser:

“Drawing together the evidence base is really important to define the best way forward for workers suffering from long COVID, in order to best help them feel better and return to work healthy.”

Read the report:

Return to work after long COVID: evidence at 8 March 2021

Related Posts

UK backs Africa’s ambitious continental free trade initiative

The UK is to support the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area. Change made: First published. Time updated: 4:15pm, 29 March 2022 Read more: UK backs Africa’s ambitious...
Read More

Trade and Sustainable Development Domestic Advisory Group (TSD DAG): meeting agendas and minutes

Meeting agendas and minutes from the TSD DAG, a group set up to discuss trade and sustainable development in UK trade agreements that are in force. Change made: EEA, EFTA...
Read More

UK trade agreements with non-EU countries

Page summary: Find out about the trade agreements the UK has concluded that are in effect and the progress of our discussions with other countries. Change made: Entry into force...
Read More

Want to stay updated?

Sign Up for News:

Newsletters