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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 therapist for children and young people. She has recently completed her Master’s degree. Ethnic background: Greek Cypriot.

  • Age at interview 26
  • Emma B

    Emma’s 11-year-old daughter, Freya, caught Covid in October 2021. She had a range of symptoms and still experiences severe fatigue, headache, and backache. For Emma the experience has been scary, but healthcare providers have been kind overall. Emma said that…

  • Background

    Emma lives with her partner and two daughters and works in the education sector. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 39
  • Zubair

    Zubair had Covid in March 2020. He had mild symptoms of fever, loss of smell, and a temperature. Since then his health has deteriorated. He has muscle pain at night, some hearing loss, and a change in his eyesight. The…

  • Background

    Zubair is married with one son. He works in local government and volunteers as a Covid Health Champion for his local Public Health team and at his community foodbank. Ethnic...

  • Age at interview 47
  • Harry

    Before catching Covid in September 2021, Harry enjoyed many activities and sports. After catching Covid, he was not able to walk without help for three weeks. He gradually increased his walking until he could go back to school but doesn’t…

  • Background

    Harry is 13 years old and lives at home with his parents and older brother. His mum and dad have Long Covid too. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 13
  • Sasha

    Sasha’s daughter has been extremely unwell with a range of symptoms, including chest pain, left arm weakness, extreme sensory sensitivity, a rash, brain fog, loss of taste and smell, and inability to eat. Sasha has been providing her daughter with…

  • Background

    Sasha’s daughter is 10. She caught Covid in October 2021. Sasha has two other younger children and lives with her husband. She describes her ethnicity as White.

  • Age at interview 40
  • Beth

    Beth’s primary school age daughter was “quite poorly” with Covid in March 2021, experiencing fatigue, breathlessness, and persistent coughing. She developed a secondary infection in her lungs and spent six months going back and forwards to the GP with repeated…

  • Background

    Beth and her husband have two daughters and live on the Isle of Man. Their primary school-aged daughter caught Covid in March 2021 and is being treated for Long Covid...

  • Age at interview 36
  • Lucy A

    Lucy is 14. She got Covid in October 2020. When she felt sick, she found that water tasted of burnt sausages and she felt very unwell. She had to go to hospital because of experiencing chest pains. School started to…

  • Background

    Lucy lives with her parents and 16-year -old sister and 10-year-old brother. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 14
  • Abigail

    Abigail is 13 and at secondary school. She caught Covid for the second time in July 2021 and has ongoing symptoms including chronic pain, breathlessness, and fatigue. Abigail also has hypermobility and ADHD. Abigail is back at school and starting…

  • Background

    Abigail lives with her parents and two sisters aged 12 and 6. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Jasmine

    Jasmine is 16 and in fifth year at school. She thinks she first caught Covid in August 2020. She took a couple of weeks off school but found she couldn’t manage going back to school. After a year, she went…

  • Background

    Jasmine lives with her parents and three siblings. Ethnicity White British.

  • Age at interview 16
  • Evie

    Evie was 15 when she caught Covid in September 2021. She lost her sense of taste and smell and her other symptoms included anxiety, fatigue, chest pain, constant headaches, and brain fog. These got gradually worse over time. Evie manages…

  • Background

    Evie is 15 and lives with her mum, dad and 17-year-old brother. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 15