Local TDs seek cross-party support for Long Covid services

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The Regional Group in the Dáil has tabled a Dáil motion seeking the roll-out of specialist services to support those with Long Covid.

The group of nine TDs, which includes Deputies Denis Naughten, Sean Canney and Noel Grealish, wants to see immediate steps to be taken to support those who have not yet made a full recovery after Covid.

While most people will make a full and quick recovery from the virus, some adults and children can continue to experience ongoing symptoms.

They can also have a relapse after an initial recovery, and these symptoms can persist for several months or even years.

Long Covid is an umbrella name given to a broad range of some 200 post COVID symptoms which include conditions such as chronic fatigue and brain fog, which are experienced at least three months after the initial infection for significant periods of time, in some cases for over two years.

The debate will be broadcast live on Oireachtas TV and on Oireachtas.ie between 10am-12noon on Wednesday 9 November.