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Charlotte got Covid in October 2020 and say she was the “poorliest” she’s ever been with a virus. Charlotte feels that having Long Covid has had a big impact on her relationship with her children. Charlotte describes this as “heart-breaking.”…

  • Background

    Charlotte is 29 and lives with her partner and 2 children. Ethnicity: White.

  • Age at interview 29
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Sharifa

    Sharifa developed Covid symptoms in 2021, and realised that she was feeling even worse after coming out of self-isolation. Sharifa lost her husband to Covid, and some of her daughters also have Long Covid. Sharifa was interviewed in July 2022.

  • Background

    Sharifa is a 48-year-old widow living with her seven daughters aged 27, 23, 21, 17, 16, 14 and 11, some of whom also have Long Covid. Ethnicity: British Pakistani.

  • Age at interview 48
  • Ayesha

    Ayesha got Covid when she was pregnant, and had not had the vaccine as she wasn’t sure if it was safe during pregnancy. Since getting Covid, she has experienced weakness and fatigue and is unable to as much as she…

  • Background

    Ayesha is a 31-year-old Pakistani woman with three children, aged 4 years, 3 years and 3 months. She got Covid in December 2021 when she was pregnant with her youngest...

  • Age at interview 31
  • Ravi

    Ravi says that before Covid he was “really healthy” and had “no problems whatsoever.” His wife, Sonal, caught Covid first back in 2020, and then he got it straight afterwards. Initially he felt drowsy and lethargic all the time, but…

  • Background

    Ravi is married to Sonal and works as an engineer and maintenance electrician. The couple have three boys aged 17, 24 and 27. Ethnicity: Indian.

  • Shakila

    Shakila tested positive for Covid in December 2021. Since having Covid she is always cold, whereas previously she never felt the cold, even in the Winter. She feels more tired, has less energy and she has pains in her leg…

  • Background

    Shakila lives with her teenage son and her elderly mother who she cares for. She is separated from her husband who lives abroad. Her elderly mother has dementia and has...

  • Age at interview 52
  • Maryam

    Maryam’s whole household fell ill with Covid around November or December 2021. She tells us that her son was the first to become ill with Covid symptoms, with the rest of the family getting sick a few days afterwards. Everybody…

  • Background

    Maryam is her 30’s and a self-employed fitness instructor. She and her husband have four children between the ages of 7 to 13 years old. Ethnicity: British Pakistani.

  • Sonal

    Sonal is an Ayurvedic practitioner and her husband are both living with Long Covid. Her sons recovered after Covid, although one seems a bit quieter. Sonal was interviewed in June 2022.

  • Background

    Sonal and her husband have three boys aged 17, 24 and 27. Ethnicity: Indian.

  • Ada

    Ada got Covid in early 2020 and began showing signs of Long Covid, which she thinks were exacerbated after getting her vaccine in June 2021. Each time she has had a vaccine, her symptoms get worse. Ada feels as if…

  • Background

    Ada and her husband have three young children (A ten-year-old daughter and two boys). Her husband is a tutor and Ada looks after their children and is heavily involved in...

  • Age at interview 34
  • Rebekah

    Rebekah developed Covid symptoms when schools shut in March 2020 and developed more severe symptoms a week later. She feels that Long Covid and other conditions associated with chronic fatigue should be treated more seriously. Rebekah was interviewed in May…

  • Background

    Rebekah is a 48-year-old teacher living with her teenage son and daughter. Her husband died during the pandemic. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 48
  • Hazeem

    Hazeem had Covid in August 2021 and spent three days in hospital. An ECG detected an abnormal heart rhythm, and he was diagnosed with Brugada syndrome (the condition affects the way electrical signals pass through the heart and it can…

  • Background

    Hazeem is married with a young son. He had Covid in 2021. He is currently unemployed and looking at what else he can do for work since failing a medical...