COVID-19

COVID-19, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Long Covid: everything you need to know about the newly identified three types and their symptoms
    Health

    The latest long Covid research says there are 3 different types, all with their own symptoms

  • Woman at her office desk
    Wellbeing

    Half of British women haven’t done any exercise since lockdown

  • What you need to know about the BA.4 and BA.5 variants and why Covid-19 cases are so high right now
    Health

    Everything we know about the Covid-19 variants behind the UK’s huge surge in cases

Latest Stories

BBC Unvaccinated
TV

Unvaccinated is the eye-opening BBC documentary asking why many people refuse the Covid-19 vaccine

Professor Hannah Fry explores the deeply complex and divisive debate.

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Katy Harrington
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Black woman having stomach pain
Wellbeing

Hang on, is there a link between gut health and long Covid?

Covid symptoms don't just include a cough and fever anymore.

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Anna Bartter
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woman sleeping at festival
Wellbeing

Heading to a festival this weekend? This is how to avoid feeling run down and ill

Your guide to avoiding festival flu this weekend.

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Alice Porter
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Travel disruptions at Heathrow
Travel

“We’re stuck in Paris after our flights and train were cancelled”

Flight cancellations, delays and long queues at airports continue to cause havoc.

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Katy Harrington
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Chloe Gray
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“I don’t know how to exercise after Covid — and the advice sounds terrifying”

Why is working out after coronavirus so complicated, asks senior writer Chloe Gray?

Covid-19 testing: how effective and accurate are lateral flow tests taken at home?
Health

Are lateral flow tests accurate? A doctor explains everything you need to know

This is how you should be using lateral flow tests correctly.

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Amy Beecham
Published
Belly Mujinga: an inquest into the death of the railway worker in 2020 will be held this summer
News

Belly Mujinga’s death sparked an outcry in 2020 – can the delayed inquest bring her justice?

The 47-year-old died from Covid-19 after reportedly being spat at and coughed on by a train passenger.

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Amy Beecham
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Echinacea supplements for colds
Wellbeing

Does echinacea really ‘boost’ the immune system and help protect against illness?

Can it really stop you from catching a cold?

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Woman runner out of breath with Long Covid
Workouts

“I thought I was over Covid — then I went for a run”

Gasping for breath on your runs after Covid? It’s surprisingly common and still under-researched.

Posted by
Meg Walters
Published
A woman stretching while doing yoga
Wellbeing

“How mindful exercise helped me recover from long Covid”

It can be a long, slow process back to full strength.

Posted by
Anna Myers
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A woman using an at-home Covid-19 test
News

9 new Covid-19 symptoms have been added to the UK’s official list

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Lauren Geall
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Meg Walters
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How a “reset relationship” can help get the spark back in your life

Why we’re using our post-lockdown relationships as a way to refresh our lives and get the spark back.

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Mental Health

Lockdown, 2 years on: how to adapt when life throws you a curveball

“While the hardships faced during the past two years have been manifold, so too have the opportunities to understand our own strength.”

Posted by
Anna Mackenzie
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Mental Health

Why we’re finding it so hard to adapt to the end of Covid restrictions

More and more people are experiencing anxiety as Covid restrictions lift in the UK.

Posted by
Alex Sims
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Burnout can cause illness
Health

This is why you’re feeling so run down right now

Colds seem to be getting worse. Find out why we’re all feeling more wiped out than ever.

Posted by
Meg Walters
Published
Diverse group of stylish people standing together
Mental Health

Has the Covid-19 pandemic made us kinder to one another?

A new study from BBC Radio 4 and the University of Sussex seems to think so.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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Living with Covid-19: what does the future of the pandemic really look like?
Health

If we have to learn to ‘live with Covid-19,’ what could that actually look like?

Experts weigh in on how the “new normal” that we’ve heard so much of will unfold.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
Living with Covid-19: everything we learned from the government’s latest announcement
News

The 5 biggest changes from the government’s latest Covid-19 announcement

What the new rules mean for you.

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Amy Beecham
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Morgan Fargo
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Did Covid make your skin itchy, highly reactive or more sensitive than ever?

According to a dermatologist, Covid skin is a real thing. Here’s how to deal with sensitive, itchy skin.

A woman checking her fitness tracker
Wellbeing

Why your fitness tracker could know you have Covid before you do

Women are noticing changes to their heart rates and breathing through their tracked data.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published