I have just emerged from a second isolation period with my family and while it's good to be free; I feel a sense of unease that it could happen again at anytime.
Our family of four have all had COVID. I was one of the 'early adopters' of the first round of Omicron, bringing it back from a long-awaited trip to the UK to see my family.
I was lucky I didn't feel too unwell, but I was worried that I was going to pass it on to my husband and sons. But for whatever reason, whether it was their vaccine protection or my lack of spreading abilities, they did not succumb - which was a huge relief.
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We all had to stay home and this seven-day isolation took place during the summer school holidays, when my husband Jules and I were on annual leave. We missed a big family trip up the coast, but otherwise our stress levels were low.
We had kind friends drop off dinner, wine and coffee and while there were tough moments with our then four-year-old, the novelty factor, a schedule, and some house related cleaning jobs were just enough to keep us busy and entertained.
But as school returned in early February, COVID cases began to rise again.
Our boys' school seemed to be one of the worst hit, with multiple kids off almost immediately. We avoided contagion for a few weeks, so we joked (and hoped) that perhaps the boys had already had it without knowing.
This was not the case, and after days when class numbers got to below 10 students, it was no surprise when the two of them tested positive, shortly followed by Jules.
Our eldest son Toby was symptom free and initially pleased to get a week off school, but our youngest son Leo was feverish.
Leo recovered quickly with Jules not too far behind, and while I am of course grateful for their physical recovery, the pressure this second week at home put on our family was tough.
While isolation one felt strange, isolation two was mostly miserable.