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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
  • Felix

    Felix has had Long Covid symptoms for seven months. He has bad headaches, chronic pain, and debilitating fatigue. He has seen various health professionals in the UK and in Germany, including the Long Covid clinic, and prescribed various pain medications.

  • Background

    Felix is an overseas student studying at University in the UK. Since having Long Covid he is living at home in Germany with his parents. Ethnic background: German.

  • Age at interview 22
  • Hannah

    Hannah developed Covid symptoms in July 2021 but thought they might have been related to her underlying endometriosis. Having Long Covid hasn’t helped Hannah’s anxiety and feeling nauseous so often has been difficult for her. Hannah was interviewed in June…

  • Background

    Hannah is a 20-year-old student living with her mum and dad. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 20
  • 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.

  • Eleanor

    Eleanor caught Covid in November 2021, not long after getting her first vaccine. Initially her symptoms were mild, but then gradually got worse until she had to spend weeks in bed. When Eleanor was interviewed she felt her health was…

  • Background

    Eleanor lives with her mum and her older sister, who is away at university. Eleanor is homeschooled and is currently managing about a day and a half, balancing this with...

  • Age at interview 13
  • Amira

    Amira caught Covid in July 2021 and has been suffering from loss of taste and smell and fatigue since. Due to her fatigue she has been finding it difficult to attend school, and is on a reduced timetable. Her symptoms…

  • Background

    Amira caught Covid in July 2021 and now suffers from Long Covid symptoms. She is 15 and lives with her mother. Ethnicity: British Pakistani.

  • Age at interview 15