COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme

What is the Up & Active COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme?

The programme is a blend of physical and emotional support designed to help an ever-growing number of people who are finding it difficult to recover from the long-term effects of COVID-19.

We’re offering the programme free to participants. As one of the most trusted healthcare teams across East Lancashire, we are working to build a healthier Pendle, we recognise there’s an unmet need to support people with rehabilitation after contracting COVID-19.

Our range of experts means we can offer you personalised advice to help you with your rehabilitation and support you in your journey back to good health and wellbeing. The programmes include topics such as, coping with fatigue, managing breathlessness, anxiety and low mood, improving levels of activity and eating for recovery.


How does the programme work?

  • The programme runs for 12 weeks and is led by our Up & Active Specialists
  • Each programme will have 10 participants
  • You will have a virtual assessment with an Up & Active Referral Officer
  • Weeks 1-12 take place at your nearest Pendle Leisure Centre
  • Each week, the programme will include:
    • 1-2-1 call with your Rehabilitation Specialist
    • Exercises sessions
    • Emotional wellbeing focus


Is the programme for you?

If, while recovering from COVID-19, you’re experiencing any of the below symptoms, then this programme is here to help you:

  • Fatigue, muscle pain and weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anxiety and low mood
  • Memory loss
  • Sleep problems
  • Generally, not being able to do the activities or return to the lifestyle you had pre-illness.


How can you take part in the programme?

If you have had a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, you can apply for the programme by completing an application form. As this programme is delivered at your nearest Pendle Leisure Facility you will need to be able to travel.


Application form

The programme is free of charge and has limited places.

Please read the following statements. If any of the statements do not apply to you, the Up & Active COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme will not be suitable for you and you should consult your GP.

  • I confirm I am aged 18 or over
  • I have the use of a smartphone, tablet or computer with a camera and internet access
  • I am ready to commit to participate in a 12-week rehabilitation programme
  • I am able to independently walk a minimum of 20 metres and climb a single flight of stairs
  • I do not have any uncontrolled medical condition that may prevent me from exercising such as high blood pressure, unstable angina, COPD or Asthma.
  • I have had a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis
  • I am no longer suffering from active and acute COVID-19 symptoms such as a continuous cough

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    You will need to be able to travel to your selected site for weeks 1–12 of the programme.

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