Singing Supports long-Covid

  • Posted on: 2 February 2021
  • By: huw

Singing supports long-Covid recovery

Following the success of an initial six-week pilot, English National Opera (ENO) has a national roll-out of a ground-breaking social prescribing programme of singing, breathing and well-being for people recovering from long-Covid.
The programme combines musical and medical expertise to combat the increasing need for support for those experiencing long-Covid symptoms, bringing both emotional and physical benefits to the pilot participants. Building on techniques used by singers, the holistic online programme offers self-management tools for patients experiencing breathlessness, and the anxiety that this can produce.
From the end of January 2021, the programme will be rolled out to up to 1,000 patients across London and the North of England with a view to continuing to work with more post-Covid services across the country over the coming months.