Have you recently been affected by COVID-19? After a period of illness and inactivity, we understand that you’ll be eager to get moving again – as it’s good for your mental and physical health.

There are still many unknowns about the long-term effects of COVID-19, but what we do know is that the virus can sometimes lead to damage of the heart, brain, lungs and kidneys for some people. Some may also experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, muscle aches, loss of stamina and exhaustion.

Once you have recovered from COVID-19, you must resume to physical activity with some caution. Here are some tips to consider:

  • For anyone who is experiencing worsening or ongoing symptoms, you must see your GP for advice on when to return to physical activity and for further support.
  • Only return to exercise after at least seven days free of COVID-19 symptoms (such as breathlessness or fatigue) and begin with at least two weeks of minimal exertion.
  • Use daily self monitoring to track progress, including when to seek further help.


If you have been affected by COVID-19 in any way, why not join our Move More Get Moving FREE 8-week programme to help you get back on track with your fitness? Designed in partnership with Mind Jersey, our programme will provide you with the professional support to become active again on a regular basis. Find out more:

Move More Get Moving

For islanders who would like some further guidance on returning to exercise after COVID-19, here are some helpful web links to information from some health care professionals:

BMJ – Returning to Physical Activity after COVID-19

Cleveland Clinic – How to Exercise after COVID-19 Recovery 

Long COVID Physio – Exercise 

NHS – Post COVID-19 Physiotherapy advise and Exercise Programme