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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough and/or high temperaturedo not come to our hospitalsFollow the national advice and stay at home for seven days

Important information about our services and restrictions on visiting our hospitals can be found in the COVID-19 section.

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Physical education

We recommend as much participation in sports activity as possible, for both social and physical reasons:

  • Most activities improve strength and stamina and do not harm the joints, but day to day variation in stiffness and pain may prevent full participation
  • High impact sports may not be appropriate when the disease is active
  • Swimming is especially recommended
  • Inclusion as a referee, or in some other way, avoids exclusion from team events
  • Extra time may be needed for undressing and dressing

Our physiotherapists are happy to advise on the form and level of activity.