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NHS Wales launches Covid Recovery app

21/01/21

Mark Say Managing Editor

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NHS Wales has launched a mobile app to support people experiencing long term effects from Covid-19.

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It has been developed by the respiratory health group as a personal tool to help people in their recovery, and includes more than 100 videos and links to advice from specialists such as therapists, psychologists, dietitians and consultants.

Named Covid Recovery, the app also enables users to record their symptoms, track their progress and manage their condition at home.

It is available through the Apple and GooglePlay app stores, and is part of a national approach to support people needing a long time to recover from the coronavirus. It is partly aimed at saving people from travelling to acute hospitals for specialised services.

Health Minister Vaughan Gething said: “We are still learning about the virus but it is estimated that around that around 1 in 10 people who have had coronavirus suffer some long term symptoms. The launch of this app, which is the first of its kind, is to reassure those people that there is support available to them and that they are not alone.”

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