Most patients can return to exercise or return to playing sports after a COVID-19 infection; however, there are risks that must be considered. Of particular concern is the risk of developing inflammation of the heart due to the coronavirus infection, which can lead to mild or severe cardiac symptoms. The following recommendations provide guidance when returning to exercise or sports, but should not be used as a substitute for obtaining expert medical advice. When in doubt, please consult your physician.
For organized sports, follow the guidelines required for clearance to sports participation that have been provided for the specific team, school or organization.