Mandy Wyatt, aged 57Are you surprised the pandemic has lasted this long and with such devastating effect ?
No - as in my opinion not enough followed the rules at a critical time.
Why do you think it has been so widespread here and globally ?
Due to travel and people not following the guidance properly.How well do you think the crisis has been handled ?
I think the government have handled the pandemic as best they can considering we have not experienced anything so deadly before.What lessons do you think we can learn ?
To follow the rules (as we have) I think until all have been vaccinated and we need to be very careful and avoid travelling abroad.What has been your biggest challenge over the last year ?
Not seeing my family and friends has been very hard but necessary.What has been your worst and best moment (s) ?
My worst moments have been feeling isolated- my best moment was being able to book my first jab.What has helped you keep you going ?
My partner, sister and speaking to family on the phone and HOPE !Who are your heroes in all this ?
My partner and Boris our prime minister (and his health aides)