International research suggests that between 10-30% of people who contract COVID-19 go on to suffer long-COVID, a range of symptoms that can include chronic fatigue and affect respiratory, muscular, sensory and neurological functions.

HIC has recently conducted a survey of people affected by long-COVID in Australia, which suggests that apart from these physical symptoms, many people with long-COVID suffer broader impacts including mental health deterioration. There is also a socio-economic consequence with many sufferers saying they cannot perform work or carry out every day domestic duties.

The participants also called for better access to information, integrated treatment pathways and domestic support services.

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