Funding for this research was provided by:
Wellcome Trust (WT104830MA)
National Institute for Health Research (BRC-1215-20008)
Economic and Social Research Council (ES/V010069/1)
Received: 3 November 2020
Accepted: 8 December 2020
First Online: 20 December 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The work received ethical approval from the East Midlands – Leicester Central Research Ethics Committee (IRAS Project ID: 283196; REC ref 20/EM0128) on 4th May 2020 and subsequent amendments. All potential participants were sent brief details of the study and offered a more detailed standard information sheet. In accordance with ethics committee recommendations and infection control measures at the time (which discouraged exchange of paper documents), consent was collected either by email or verbally at the beginning of the audio or videotape.
: Not applicable.
: TG is currently sitting on the oversight group for the long Covid guideline at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. TG and EL provided evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on long Covid. CR and ST are members of a long Covid patient support group. Other authors have no relevant interests to declare.