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Chamber and committees

COVID-19 Recovery Committee


Long COVID

Background

The COVID-19 Recovery Committee is undertaking an inquiry into long COVID. According to the latest ONS figures, an estimated 2.1 million people are experiencing self-reported long COVID in the UK (3.3% of the population). In Scotland it is estimated that 187,000 people have self-reported long COVID (3.5% of the population).

The Committee plans to scrutinise what action the Scottish Government is taking to address long COVID and post COVID syndrome. 

We are specifically focused on the following three main themes—

  • Awareness and recognition
  • Therapy and rehabilitation
  • Study and research

Read the SPICe blog: Long COVID: where are we now?
posted 8 February 2023

Informal engagement sessions

On Thursday, 12 January 2023 the Committee spoke with participants, who were contacted through Long Covid Scotland as part of the launch of its inquiry into long COVID.

The Committee hosted an informal, online meeting on Thursday, 2nd February 2023. The Committee spoke with participants, who were contacted through Long Covid Kids as part of the inquiry into long COVID.

Oral evidence

The Committee took evidence on this inquiry during the following sessions;

9 February 2023

23 February 2023

2 March 2023

9 March 2023

23 March 2023

Report

The Committee published its report on 26 April 2023.

Read the report.

The Minister for Public Health and Women’s Health responsed to the report, 16 June 2023.

Your views

The call for views closed on 19 February 2023.

Read the published responses


Correspondence


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