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Positive for Covid. How I got through self-isolation

By - Richard - 31st December 2021

This is the self-isolation video diary of a double-vaccinated 42 year old.

After 20 months of successfully managing to avoid the dreaded Covid 19 virus, it finally caught up with me. This was in the days prior to Omicron sweeping the UK.

I fully appreciate that I am one of the many who has tested positive for Covid 19 and I am no different to thousands of others. My intention with this video was to document how I felt from day to day. I was particularly curious about how I would react to getting Covid having been hospitalised in 2017 with pneumonia.

This video documents my 10 days of self-isolation in my home studio as I tried to ensure that my wife Kirsty and younger son Tom did not catch the virus from me.

Over the course of 10 days, I felt very unwell. Unlike with other illness, Covid lingers. I felt just as unwell after eight days as I did after two.

I don’t know what the solution to this pandemic is, but I now know that Covid is nasty. It is not something that I would ever want to experience again and I am now even more worried about people older than me who I care about catching this virus.

Since filming this video, I have now had my third booster vaccination. Thank god for the NHS.

About the Author

Richard Nicholls - Managing Director

Before launching Swift Films, Richard worked as a broadcast TV director and editor, working on programmes for the BBC, ITV and Sky.

A multi-skilled and technically-minded filmmaker, Richard is equally at home coming up with creative concepts as he is on location filming or pulling footage together in the edit suite.

Richard is a member of Independent Producers Scotland and has a love of cats, football, chocolate and Film Noir (in that order).