Mandy Wyatt, aged 57

Are 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)