Mrs Gloria Joy, aged 81

Are you surprised the pandemic has lasted this long and with such devastating effect ?

Not really.

Why do you think it has been so widespread here and globally ?

Due to easy travel and so many people in a small country.

How well do you think the crisis has been handled ?

Pretty well on the whole.

What lessons do you think we can learn ?

Be more positive in bringing in restrictions quicker and abide by them.

What has been your biggest challenge over the last year ?

Living on my own and my bubble so far away.

What has been your worst and best moment (s) ?

My worst was being flooded at the same time as Covid; my best having great friends to talk to.

What has helped you keep you going ?

Friends' support and having my house done up after the flood kept me sane. So much to do.

Who are your heroes in all this ?

NHS staff and all key workers and all who have given up their time to help others.

Any other comments ?

Everyone must be congratulated in coping with this virus so well.