During April 2020, when the first peak of the COVID 19 pandemic plunged the UK into lockdown, I was working as a Health Care Assistant in a care home. Due to the high-risk residents and little knowledge of the disease, I was asked to do a ‘lockdown shift’ comprising of 7 consecutives 12-hour day shifts while living in the care home. Unfortunately, the care home was severely understaffed, so I offered to work for 2 weeks and slept on an air bed in the office. There was a surreal Groundhog Day repetitiveness to working on the frontline but witnessing residents die every day from COVID 19 made it the most devastatingly real experience.

This is my documentation of working on the Frontline.