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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
  • Hina

    Hina has had Covid twice and experiences Long Covid symptoms of leg and back pain which “just comes out of nowhere.” The second time she had Covid, her symptoms were worse and she was scared because she had not expected…

  • Background

    Hina lives with her mum and her six older sisters aged 27, 23, 21, 17, 16 and 14. Ethnic background: British Pakistani.

  • Age at interview 11
  • Zohaib

    Zohaib developed Covid symptoms and felt that his head hurt a lot. Zohaib also felt scared because he didn’t know what was happening and he had heard on the news about people dying. Zohaib’s family recently got a cat and…

  • Background

    Zohaib is a 12-year-old living with his mother, father, and siblings. Ethnicity: British Pakistani.

  • Age at interview 12
  • Malaeka

    Malaeka developed Covid symptoms in January 2022 but before that, she was very active: swimming, cycling, running, and playing football. Malaeka found returning to school difficult and is scared of getting Covid again. She was interviewed in June 2022.

  • Background

    Malaeka is a 13-year-old living with her parents and brothers and sisters. Ethnicity: British Pakistani.

  • Age at interview 13
  • Kiran

    Kiran has asthma and had Covid in September 2021. She had fatigue and a very nasty dry cough. When she ate she would start coughing and found it difficult to breathe. Since having Covid, Kiran now falls ill very easily…

  • Background

    Kiran lives with her mum and six sisters. She is studying at College. Ethnic background: British Pakistani.

  • Age at interview 17
  • Danie

    Danie’s family caught Covid in February 2022. The children’s symptoms were pretty mild, and “after a day they were fine and back to normal.” One month later, however, Danie says that they noticed a mark on their daughter’s leg, which…

  • Background

    Danie is self-employed, married and has two children: a son aged two and a daughter aged six. Ethnicity: Black Caribbean.

  • Age at interview 38
  • Amal

    Amal developed Covid symptoms in September 2021 but tried to stop it from disrupting her studies. Amal was diagnosed with PoTS (postural tachycardia syndrome – an abnormal increase in heart rate that occurs after sitting up or standing) – which…

  • Background

    Amal is a 16-year-old student living with her mother and sisters. Ethnicity: British Pakistani.

  • Age at interview 16