Those individuals who have presented with mild to moderate COVID-19 pneumonia, including those who have been managed as in-patients on a general medical ward requiring low flow rates of oxygen, or those managed in the community following presentation to a medical admissions unit or emergency department, should be followed up according to the British Thoracic Society pathway (linked below).
In general, these individuals would be expected to make a good recovery, and the BTS guideline advises a chest x-ray and virtual review of the radiograph at 12 weeks. If the 12-week chest x-ray is normal, those individuals can be reassured that they have made a full recovery and that no further follow-up is necessary.
Individuals who have ongoing radiological abnormalities or significant breathlessness at 12-weeks should be invited for a face-to-face clinical review.
The BTS have provided template letters which can be sent to individuals (also attached below).