Name and age at time of lockdown?

Charlotte Ellis, 21

When did you first begin to realise that coronavirus was something out of the ordinary?

When I was no longer able to pop to the shops, or to see family, or be able to work. 

When and how did it first impact you in a significant way?

 I am a self employed nanny/babysitter so as soon as I couldn't work I was running out of money. 

What were the biggest problems with coping with lockdown and how did you manage?                    Missing my family and my work. I've kept myself busy by taking up new hobbies and 'doing all those jobs you never have time for'.

Were there times you despaired?

Yes, I had a few weeks early on where I just didn't know what to do day-to-day.

What keeps you / kept you going?

My family, my hobbies and although it may not have felt like it, the freedom we do have.

What was your lowest moment?

When I stopped working. I had no aims for each day.

What was your best / funniest moment?

The first time me and my mum queued to go into Tesco. We found it hilarious that every one had just accepted this silent, mask covered queuing system.

Do you think the government is handling / handled the crisis satisfactorily?

Yes, well.... There is no real right or wrong way to deal with a situation like this. I think they have done well to get advice and help from various people/professionals.

Were you also affected by flooding on the night of February 9 and how have you coped with both problems?