Long-Covid rehab programme to roll out across leisure centres

Places Leisure has launched a new service to provide therapy and rehabilitation for those who have endured Covid-19 or who have been affected by Long-Covid.

With more than two million people in the UK struggling with the effects of Covid-19, the new Covid Recovery Programme will help people recover as quickly as possible from the virus and avoid longer-term complications.

With funding provided by Travis Perkins Managed Services and Places for People, Places Leisure fitness coaches across England have received industry-accredited qualifications from the CAWS Rebuild training programme so they can individuals recovering from Covid-19 and Long-Covid after the acute phase.

Exercise referral software specialists, ReferAll, is setting up data management for the Covid Recovery Programme in its secure platform and replicating CAWS’ questionnaires to ensure accurate reporting.

“In the wake of the pandemic, we have invested in even more initiatives and these funds have helped customers mitigate a myriad of issues arising from lockdown – be they financial, restricted training and education, or social isolation,” said Places Leisure’s CEO, Paul McPartlan.

“We are incredibly proud of the COVID Recovery Programme. Through training colleagues, we can in turn support local communities for the long term, helping people rebuild their health as we move forward from the challenges of the past year.”

In addition, Places Leisure will also be offering help to local schools and employers across England to support students and employees and will be working to support the outstanding work of local general practitioners and primary care groups to identify members of the community who need help.

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