Chairs in the garden carefully placed 2 metres apart
A window into my lockdown experience

Helen Margaret Campbell (née Borrie)

Dear Researchers

I wish to give you my reflections from Lockdown this year.

I am a 73 year-old who lives alone in a townhouse.

I am a retired teacher who still takes 11 children for literacy each week.

I don’t have family living nearby, and had to rely on the goodwill and kindness of friends who cared for my immediate needs.

I began Lockdown 10 days earlier than the rest of NZ because I happened to be in a café at the same time as our first case was diagnosed in Invercargill – 19 March 2020. I was classified as asymptomatic, meaning I was rated a very low risk.

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