More than 450 key workers with long Covid have told a cross-party parliamentary inquiry of their experiences of the condition, including struggles to return to work and lack of financial support, with one in 10 having lost their job.
Nurses, teachers, GPs, police officers and midwives were among those who shared their experience of long Covid, symptoms of which include debilitating fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pains, sleeping difficulties and brain fog.
One in five of the 460 key workers who responded to the call for evidence by the all party parliamentary group (APPG) on coronavirus said they had been off work for a year or more as a result long Covid, 30% for between six months and a year, and 25% for between three and six months:
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