Economic inactivity refers to people of working age (16 – 64) who are not in employment, who have not been seeking work within the last 4 weeks and/or are unable to start work within the next 2 weeks.
Long #Covid Support Advice Line
“There are 180,000 people living with Long COVID in Scotland today and they desperately need services like this to help them get their lives back.” CHSS Interim Chief Executive Allan Cowie
1.8 Million People in UK Struggling with Long Covid
2.8% of the population were experiencing self-reported long COVID (symptoms continuing for more than four weeks after the first suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) infection that were not explained by something else) as of 2 July 2022 “
“110,000 workers missing from work as a result” of #LongCovid
“The rising rate of long COVID could therefore put additional strain on families during the cost of living crisis, especially as long COVID is more common among poorer families” Tom Wernham IFS
Increase in #Covid Across UK: Orkney Has Highest Rate in Scotland
Orkney now has the highest rates of infection in Scotland.
82% increase in demand for occupational therapy-led rehabilitation services in the UK
The Scottish Government has committed an initial tranche of £3 million to improve the care and support available for people with long COVID.
UK’s ‘Sick’ Economy Hit by Rising Prices & Ill Health of Workers
“It is not just about what the shocks are; it is essentially about what effect they are going to have” Andrew Bailey, Governor Bank of England
Effective Interventions Urgently Required For Long #Covid
One year after having COVID-19, only around one in four patients feel fully well again.
Long Covid & Deaths Involving #Covid
As case numbers of Covid rise alarmingly what are the long term effects of the virus on many people? And what help is there for long Covid ?
Continuing Concerns Over Long #Covid
“Over the past few months, I have been contacted by a number of constituents suffering from Long Covid.” Liam McArthur MSP