COVID-19 support for patients

This resource has been developed by a group of multi-disciplinary health professionals at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. The purpose of the website is to support patients with their initial recovery once discharged from hospital following treatment for COVID-19.


Advice on how to increase physically active for patients discharged from hospital

Resources to help you stay physically active after discharge from hospital


Supporting patients to stay active during COVID-19 (UPDATED Jul 2020)

How to help patients to be active and self-manage existing conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic


Active at Home: a guide to staying active at home during the coronavirus outbreak (UPDATED Jul 2020)

This booklet has been designed to support older people and those who are shielded to stay active and healthy at home.

Age NI have teamed up with Lady Mary Peters to launch an exercise programme aimed specifically at keeping older people moving during the extended Covid-19 lockdown. These can be accessed via the Age NI Youtube Channel


NHS UK One You- move more

NHS UK One you Home workout videos without the need to leave the house easy 10-minute workouts

Managing pain at home

Advice, guidance and exercises for managing pain. Simply click on the relevant body part to be taken to a full list of resources to provide help and support.

These MSK self-management resources are supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement as part of the MSK leadership group which also includes The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR), The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), Versus Arthritis and the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA). 

NHS Inform

Body area specific advice, exercises and self help guides

Versus Arthritis- COVA

COVID-19 Virtual Assistant, to provide much needed additional support to people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.  

COVA is a button-based chatbot designed to help people with arthritis get relevant health information relating to COVID-19 quickly. It’s available 24/7, complementing existing services, which have seen an unprecedented increase during the pandemic.

The NHS Fitness Studio

This website has excellent videos of pilates/yoga/general CV exercise for both condition (eg LBP and post natal) specific and general advice.

SAGA- staying steady guide

Get up and go- staying steady on your feet- preventing falls and keeping your balance


Sport England funded campaign to support and encourage people to find ways to be active despite their health condition. Weareundefeatable is a movement supporting people with a range of long term conditions