Over one million Britons are stuck in self-isolation at present and our NHS has not escaped the impact of the recent rise in COVID infections.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected calls to cut isolation to five days, saying doing so could worsen the staffing crisis.
How have you and your family been impacted by COVID this winter?
‘I contracted COVID over Christmas’
Leah from Wirral said: "I contracted Covid over the Christmas period. I tested positive the week before Christmas, so I spent Christmas in my room. It was different, to say the least."
‘It's a really lonely life this staying in’
Former merchant seaman Christopher said: "It's a really lonely life this staying in, especially when you've been used to running wild."
‘My niece has had covid for the second time’
Laurence said: "My niece has had COVID for the second time, she's a nurse as well. She's just finishing her isolation."