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Gerda became ill in the early days of the national lockdown in March 2020. She wasn’t tested until three months later, and both that and an antigen test came back negative. She was initially very poorly with fatigue, breathing and…

  • Background

    Gerda is a yoga teacher with two children, aged 8 and 13. Ethnic background: White British.

  • Age at interview 43
  • 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
  • Poppy

    Poppy developed Covid symptoms in late April 2020, but they got worse around September. Poppy has previously recovered from ME over 20 years ago and is optimistic about recovering from Long Covid too, but she doesn’t know when. Poppy was…

  • Background

    Poppy is a 57-year-old freight train driver living with her husband, and teenage son. Ethnicity: White English.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Helen

    Helen is certain she caught Covid in March 2020, but there was no testing available at the time to confirm this. Over time her symptoms fell into a “relaxing/remitting type thing,” where she would have some better days, but then…

  • Background

    Helen is 38 and lives with her husband and son. She works part-time as an Academic Researcher. Ethnicity: White English.

  • Age at interview 38
  • Razia

    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.