Table 1.

Areas that should be considered when reviewing the situation of a person with COVID-19

Initial question:
Compared with before you had COVID-19, are there any new problems or symptoms concerning you?A neutral first question, sufficient in many instances. Wait until all problems and symptoms have been revealed
Activity domains:
Are you able to undertake, if you wish and at the level you expect:Only ask about those appropriate to the person
  • Vocational activities (work, education, other occupation)?

If someone is (back) at work full-time, other problems are unlikely
  • Leisure activities (active and/or sedentary)?

Gardening, reading, socialising
  • Shopping and other community activities, including driving?

Ask about remembering and organising shopping or travel
  • Household and domestic activities?

Cooking, housework, repairs
  • Feeding yourself, swallowing safely?

Check on taste and enjoyment
  • Washing, dressing, using toilet, being continent?

Bath or shower
  • Getting about the house (including stairs), moving in and out of the house, and getting around outdoors on foot or using transport?

Ask about falls if appropriate
  • Social interaction with others – talking, taking part in conversations etc?

Includes hearing
  • Maintaining your relationships, eg with partner, family or friends?

Be alert to changes in temper, and changes not expected
Common symptoms:
Do you have (new) problems with:
  • Fatigue, endurance, being overtired?

More than before?
  • Sense of smell and taste?

Advise a smoke alarm if no smell
  • Pain or painful abnormal sensations?

  • Control over your bladder or bowels?

  • Vision and your eyes?

  • Ears and hearing?

  • Thinking, remembering?

  • Your mood?

Are there any other problems in your daily life that concern you?May be appropriate occasionally