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When did the impact of COVID-19 first occur to you? How did your reaction to COVID-19 change between then and the first case in your town?

We had a parent meeting in secondary school about Transition Year trip abroad, would we let them go or not. This was early March and they were due to go on 31st March. We voted not to let them go but were still very sceptical we were doing the right thing and were we blowing covid out of all proportion t

How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?

Not too much had changed for me. I enjoy being at home and not watching the clock to pick up r drop off someone somewhere. I rarely go to pubs. I do miss going out for dinner and planning next trip away .....whenever that will be!

How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?

Walk every day and exercise. I m trying to meditate every day...that's not going to plan

What have you noticed has changed in your community since the outbreak? What has surprised you?

It has surprised me how most people stuck to the rules especially the older cocooners. They were brillant. And the appreciation shown to the medical profession

Do you have children at home? How’s it going?

Nothing much has changed for me. Having tje kids home from school was like summer holidays except they had to do homework. I enjoyed lock down. I enjoyed the peace it brought to my life

How are you using social media, the Internet, or digital platforms during the pandemic?

In the beginning we were all watching the news for updates. It didn't take long before we were avoiding it as it was all bad news about covid

Do you have animals? Did you adopt a pet? How have they impacted your day?

Yes, a new kitten which we didn't plan on getting. We have 2 other cats and a dog. They are all "frienimies"

What positive things did you contribute to or notice take place?

Kindness, compassion, good news stories

What would you want future generations to know about the 2020 pandemic? How would you recommend they prepare for it?

Wash hands, wear masks. Shut down airports and lock down country straight away

How do you think this pandemic will change how we behave going forward? What will the “new normal” look like?

I would hope people will slow down, smell the Rose's, stop running and chasing things they dont really need. Spend more time with family. New normal will be face masks shopping and travelling. And hygiene freaks

Is there anything else you would like to add that hasn't already been asked above?

I was listening to a radio program , a doctor was speaking about how all cancer checks had been stopped and how there will be so many lives impacted on the delay. I thought it was so sad then flicked over to another channel for music. Little did I know I was one of those

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