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Razia found out she was pregnant early during the pandemic. She was concerned about the impact of Covid and the pandemic on her pregnancy. She caught Covid in January 2021 and was in extreme pain. Her baby also suffered from…

  • Background

    Razia is in her 30s and is Pakistani. She is married and has three children. She worked in government services and is setting up a business.

  • Penny

    Penny feels she has been relatively lucky. Her more serious symptoms have been limited to headaches and brain fog. After five weeks of sick leave, she is now well on her way to normality. Looking back, she thinks she’s had…

  • Background

    Penny lives with her partner and has two children aged 3 and 5. She works four days a week and describes her ethnicity as white.

  • Age at interview 34
  • Maria

    Maria developed Covid symptoms in late December and got a positive Covid test on her daughter’s third birthday party. Maria’s Long Covid symptoms have lasted longer than she thought, and she felt that her husband had to do a lot…

  • Background

    Maria is a 41-year-old woman living with her husband, 7-year-old son, and 3-year-old daughter, and works in local economic regeneration. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 41
  • 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
  • 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
  • Diane

    Diane, her husband, and their youngest daughter had Covid during the Delta variant in early December 2021. At the time, their two older children did not have any symptoms and had a negative PCR test. Diane and her husband had…

  • Background

    Diane works in higher education and has three school-aged children. Diane, her husband, and their youngest daughter had the Delta variant of Covid. Ethnicity: Indian.

  • Xanthe

    When Xanthe had Covid in early 2021, it felt like very bad flu. For the first three months after her Covid infection, Xanthe had fatigue, burning pain in her legs, persistent headache, dizziness, weight loss and brain fog. She had…

  • Background

    Xanthe lives with her parents and works part-time as a specialist psychotherapist for children and young people. She has recently completed her Master’s degree. Ethnic background: Greek Cypriot

  • Age at interview 26
  • Lily

    Lily developed Covid symptoms in January 2020 after a “mad 18 months” working in elderly care but didn’t think it was Long Covid until much later. Lily has been worried about her Long Covid disrupting her daughter’s life. Lily was…

  • Background

    Lily is a 34-year-old geriatric doctor living with her husband and 4-year-old daughter. Ethnicity: White English.

  • Age at interview 34
  • Golda

    Golda caught Covid in December 2020 and she says around this time she had no idea what Long Covid meant as not a lot was known about it. Golda says that her Covid and Long Covid experiences has affected her…

  • Background

    Golda is 53 and lives with her husband and 3 children. She has a further 5 children who have left home. Ethnicity: Jewish American.

  • Age at interview 53
  • Vonnie

    Vonnie first became unwell at the start of 2020. Eventually an antibody test confirmed that she had had Covid. Vonnie is the head of her family as her parents have passed on and so during this time she describes the…

  • Background

    Vonnie is 59, married and has 3 children and 2 step-children. Ethnicity: Black British.

  • Age at interview 59