Do I have Long Covid?

Illustrations by Tom Bailey

Long Covid (also known as post-COVID-19 condition and post-COVID-19 syndrome) is the experience of still being unwell in the weeks, months or even years following a COVID-19 infection.

Common symptoms include:

Mental Health

Nervous system and mental health

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Pins and needles
  • Loss of taste/smell or altered taste/smell
  • Visual disturbance
  • Restless legs
  • Head pressure
  • Eye problems such as blurred vision and squinting
  • Numbness including in limbs and genital areas
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Cognitive problems such as “brain fog”, trouble thinking, loss of concentration or memory issues
  • Altered sensations in the body
  • Speech problems, difficulty talking and not being able to find the words
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Weak bladder and incontinence

Respiratory System

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness, pressure or pain
Mental Health


  • Palpitations
  • Chest pain


  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling sick
  • Abdominal pain
Mental Health


  • Muscle and joint pains
  • Leg pain
  • Problems walking
Nervous system

Ear, Nose and Throat

  • Earache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Hoarse voice
  • Tinnitus
Mental Health

Skin and Hair

  • Rashes
  • Itching
  • Hair loss
  • Skin discolouration such as brown spots and/or marks


  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Circulation problems including going hot and cold
  • Not being able to eat certain foods
  • Low libido
  • Pain and/or pressure in glands

These symptoms may change and come and go at different times. They can also be triggered or worsen hours or days following mental or physical exertion.

Some of the symptoms you are experiencing may be associated with Long Covid. You can use the My Long COVID Needs assessment tool to check your symptoms and the support you need by clicking this link.

Please note: It usually takes around 5-10 minutes to complete My Long COVID Needs. Once you are finished, you have the option of downloading the report to share with professionals (if you choose to). Completing the My Long COVID Needs assessment is optional and you do not need to complete it in order to use this tool.

If you are suffering with symptoms, please seek advice from a healthcare professional.