Motion: Services for those suffering from ‘long COVID’

Council Meeting - 2nd March 2021

“This Council recognises for some people Coronavirus can cause symptoms  that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes  called post-COVID-19 syndrome or ‘long COVID’.

Many people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 feel better within a few days or weeks and most will make a full recovery within 12 weeks, but  for some people symptoms can last longer and can some have long term health problems.

This council will write to the Health Minister Robin Swann MLA calling for an immediate introduction of designated ‘long COVID’ clinics to deal with the many people affected by long COVID-19.”

Proposed by: Proposed by Councillor Elliott, seconded by Councillor Erskine and supported by Councillors Buchanan, Robinson and Thompson