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Cheshire, England

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?

When the people were sick on the cruise ship in Japan. It became clear this was having a wider impact than other duseases

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

I damaged my knee just after lock down started, didn't want to go to hospital so it has taken til July to get a diagnosis. My mother was in a care home, we couldn't visit and then she died, not from covid directly, but I believe she gave up because she hadn't seen us. Her funeral was very weird, only 20 mins, only 6 of us there, and no gathering afterwards because of the rules. I have had a heart attack, which means they won't sort my knee until they have sorted my heart, but waiting lists are huge because of the backlog from lock down. So my life has changed beyond all recognition

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

I am stressed and anxious. I watch way more TV to fill in time. I am trying to eat healithily and walk regularly

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

There has been quite a lot of community support with a food bank being set up, local companies doing deliveries. I am surprised by how judgemental people are about how others don't follow 'the rules'

Are you an employee who has been laid off or furloughed? Were you able to get unemployment? Were you able to retain your health insurance?

My work ended with lock down. As an office holder rather than an employee I am not eligible for any benefits

Are you working from home? What adjustments or challenges are you experiencing?

I have recently started working from home. It has been remarkably straightforward, apart from needing space to store the papers.

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

I have attended various lecture series, and a choir.

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

I have dogs. They have got very used to me being around, so I am concerned about returning to the office.

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

I did shopping for some of my neighbours. There was the clap for the NHS, and a number of people were making masks and scrubs for care workers. One of the schools cdt departments made visors.

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