We asked Liverpool: How have you and your family been impacted by COVID this winter?

WATCH: We hit the streets of Liverpool to find out how you have been affected by the surge in coronavirus.

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.

New data shows one in ten NHS employees were not in hospitals on New Year's Eve due to illness.

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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 tells us how she’s been impacted by Covid this winter?

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’

Christopher tells us how he’s been impacted by Covid this winter?

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 tells us how he’s been impacted by Covid this winter?

Laurence said: "My niece has had COVID for the second time, she's a nurse as well. She's just finishing her isolation."