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Francesca’s daughter caught Covid for the first time in May 2021. Her daughter had mild symptoms, but she complained that food tasted bad. The changes to her taste have persisted and only recently started to improve. Francesca’s daughter was reinfected…

  • Background

    Francesca works in education and her husband is an actor. They have a six-year-old daughter. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 47
  • Michelle

    In March 2020 Michelle and her family caught Covid on a cruise ship off Australia where 30 people died after catching Covid. Michelle and her son were both very ill with Covid once they returned to the UK; however, her…

  • Background

    Michelle and her wife (Lindsey) were both teachers who have a young son who was two at the start of the pandemic (now 4). Michelle has three older boys from...

  • Age at interview 50
  • Richard

    Richard and his family caught Covid in March 2020. He and his son have suffered from multiple and very debilitating symptoms in remitting and relapsing waves for almost two years, including chest pain, insomnia, brain fog, and fatigue. Even though…

  • Background

    Richard is a Locum GP, married with two children a son (13 years) and a daughter (11 years). Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 49
  • Colin

    Colin’s 16-year-old daughter caught Covid at beginning of term in September 2021. She initially lost her sense of taste and had only mild symptoms but did not test positive for Covid on two PCR tests. After isolating, Colin’s daughter developed…

  • Background

    Colin is a technical analyst and is married with five children, aged 19, 16, 14, 12 and 8. Ethnicity: Northern Irish.

  • Age at interview 47
  • Catherine

    Catherine’s youngest son caught Covid at school in December 2020 just before his 16th birthday. Initially he wasn’t particularly ill with Covid but in the following months was admitted three times to hospital and was seen by a number of different…

  • Background

    Catherine is a GP and a single parent, with three children aged 17, 21 and 25. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 53
  • Sara

    Sara developed Covid symptoms in March 2020 around the same time as her husband and daughter. While her husband bounced back, Sara and her daughter didn’t recover for a long time. Sara didn’t feel listened to by health professionals and…

  • Background

    Sara was interviewed in November 2021. Sara is a 39-year-old researcher living with her husband, 8-year-old daughter, and 6-year-old son.

  • Age at interview 39
  • Ricky and Sally

    Ricky and Sally’s household became affected by Covid in 2021 when Sally tested positive. Despite also feeling unwell, Ricky continuously tested negative. However, Ricky now experiences a distortion to his taste and smell. Ricky and Sally were interviewed in October…

  • Background

    Ricky and Sally are a married couple who live with their four children (a 3 year old, 2 year old and 17 week old twins).

  • Age at interview 40