This guide provides information for people professionals on effectively managing an employee with long COVID.
An estimated 1.3 million people were experiencing long COVID as at January 2022. While we are still learning about this new condition, supporting employees with long COVID returning to and staying in work is important for their recovery and for your organisation.
The recommendations in this guide have been developed following research into working with long COVID and can be read alongside the CIPD guide on Managing a Return to Work after Long-term Absence and the CIPD guide on Managing and Supporting Employees with Long-term Health Conditions.
You can also refer to the guides supporting those with long COVID specifically developed for managers, colleagues and employees.
What is long COVID?
Why is long COVID an important workplace issue?
Guiding principles to support employees with long COVID
Shared responsibility for supporting employees with long COVID
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