Working with long COVID

Research evidence to inform support

According to research conducted by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service as at January 2022 an estimated 114,500 people in Ireland (approximately 2.2% of the overall population) were experiencing self-reported long COVID. The prevalence and impact of long COVID is emerging as a significant concern and needs ongoing attention from people professionals.

In order to provide timely and appropriate support it is necessary to develop a deeper insight into the experience of those with long COVID in the workplace. This report developed by our colleagues in the UK provides important evidence to help organisations understand more about long COVID as a long-term fluctuating health condition. It includes insights from individuals who have direct experience of the condition, as well as the views and learnings from HR, health professionals and managers on the measures that can best support people to manage their symptoms and stay in work.

The report offers recommendations for organisations on how to effectively support those with long COVID to return to, and stay in, work.

Download the report to find out more

The key findings from the report will be translated into CIPD practical guidance and advice for HR and line managers.

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