CLAPPING for the NHS, Zoom calls and briefings, juggling school and work from the kitchen table… wherever and however you spent the pandemic, it affected us all.
We were in it together, yet no two experiences were the same. By sharing your unique story, you could help shape the future for generations to come.
Everyone has a story to tell – and the UK Covid-19 Inquiry wants you to share yours.
The inquiry’s independent and impartial investigations will uncover just how ready we were for the pandemic, the enormous impact it had and the lessons to be learned for the future.
‘At my 12-week scan I sobbed behind my mask when I heard the heartbeat’
Everybody’s story matters, big or small. Your voice will help us learn important lessons to shape the inquiry’s investigations and recommendations for the future.
You can share your experiences online, and the stories will be analysed and turned into anonymous themed reports that will be submitted as evidence.
Ruth Bradford, 41, owns a baby product company and lives in Bristol with her lawyer husband Karl, 44, and their children, Edward, seven, and Josephine, two.
She was pregnant with Josephine during the pandemic and is sharing her story with the inquiry of how it felt as a mum to be.
The family “bubbled” with Ruth’s parents, Viv and Les Ibbotson, 74 and 79. Les was on the vulnerable list.
“I went to my 12-week scan alone and sobbed behind my mask when I heard the heartbeat,” says Ruth.
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