The TUC has published a report on workers’ experiences of Long Covid – here.
“Almost three in 10 respondents (29%) had been experiencing long Covid symptoms for 12 months or more. This length of time is significant because in order to be protected under the disability provisions of the Equality Act 2010, a person has to have a condition that has a substantial and long-term impact on their ability to do normal day-to-day activities. Long term is usually taken to mean 12 months or more.”
“The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show 376,000 people in the UK have reported having symptoms of long Covid for at least a year after their initial infection – up from 70,000 in early March. The ONS found it was most common in the 35-69 age group, women, health and social care workers, and people with another activity-limiting condition.”