Myth: You can only get Covid-19 once, and that once you’ve had the infection, you are immune for a long time

The truth is, it’s too early for us to fully understand exactly how long a person might be protected from reinfection after they’ve first been infected. This is because this is a new virus and it is still being studied. Studies published in August revealed that immunity to the virus might last for more than 3 months after infection meaning people who have had Covid-19 once are unlikely to get reinfected soon after infection – but more studies are still being done. It’s important to remain careful even if you have already had Covid-19 because there is no guarantee that being infected once prevents you from becoming infected again.