For the past 10 months Derrick Cunningham has left the house only three times a week. The 67-year-old has kidney failure and must regularly receive dialysis in a hospital setting to maintain his health.
Like tens of thousands of people who are shielding in Wales, those trips have been among the only occasions when he has been able to leave the confines of his own home.
He also cares for his 71-year-old wife who lives with a number of complex illnesses.
"We have been isolating since March really," said Derrick.
"We don't go anywhere at all apart from my dialysis three times a week. I have liver failure and diabetes, but my wife also has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), rheumatism, and osteoarthritis of the spine.
"She's in bed most of the time."
Derrick said that he and his wife would normally be able to access support from their six children.
But rolling lockdowns had meant that visits were usually confined to a conversation on the front door step, like many others across Wales.
Derrick said he was looking forward to receiving his vaccine, but was prepared to be patient so others could have theirs first.
"We're no different to anyone else really," he added.
"Everyone has been told what they have to do and it's as simple as that. Both of us are in the at risk group so we aren't taking risks.
"We still haven't heard about our vaccination. We will have them when it's our turn to have them. We gone through it for this long and we have managed to keep away from it.
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Justine Berry worked as a barmaid until the coronavirus pandemic hit in the early part of last year.
When the initial lockdown began in March, the 37-year-old found herself solely responsible for caring for and home schooling her four children, Theo, now 7, Faith, 3, and two-year-old twins, Harper-Rose and Oscar, during the day.
When WalesOnline spoke with Justine in April last year, the family had to be photographed through an open window as one of the children had lost the front door key.
With schools closed once again this January, Justine is back to devoting much of her time to home schooling while her partner Daniel is out working.
"They were supposed to go back on January 6, then they were talking about February half term, now it sounds like they are trying to push it back to the Easter holidays," she said.
"I think it's concerning because they are spending too much time out of the classroom. They need to be back with their teachers and their friends. We need a bit of normality back.
"My partner is the breadwinner. He's the one who has kept the roof over our heads and food in the cupboards."
Justine said she had remained positive throughout the pandemic, and had drawn support from her close family and neighbours.
Habits that were developed in the first lockdown have helped Justine continue to keep in contact with family members she couldn't otherwise see.
"We Zoom call with my sisters and my two nieces," she said.
"Each week one of us has to do a quiz. It's nice because all our kids get to see each other, everyone gets to talk and catch up and tell each other what we have been up to.
"New Year I sat down and reflected. There are some families out there who have lost loved ones and others who are going through hard times.
"We have to be kind to each other and all stay positive. I have been lucky with the support I have had around me."
On Friday afternoon, Ahmad Dean left his house for the first time in six months for a short walk up and down his street.
The 78-year-old said he had a large hernia and had been waiting for surgery to correct it for more than two years. Part of the delay was due to disruption caused by Covid-19, he said.
His medical condition causes him constant pain, and Friday was the first time he felt he'd had the strength to do some exercise.
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"I have been waiting the last two and a half years and I'm still waiting for the operation because of coronavirus," he said.
"I can't go for a walk often because of the weather and the feeling in my stomach and my legs pushing forward on the hernia. It's painful for sleeping and getting down the stairs.
"I can't drive a car. I have to ask other people to do some shopping for me."
Ahmad lives with his wife who is his primary carer, but said they had both struggled with the isolation associated with being indoors for such a long time.
"I'm shielding," he said. "It's terrible, the isolation and feeling down all the time. My other family are grown so I'm independent. I'm worried about catching coronavirus."
Kathryn Puw has spent the majority of the last year on furlough.
The 62-year-old runs the shop arm of her business Receiclo, based in Market Arcade in Newport, selling bespoke furniture and other items made out of reclaimed timber.
"It has been pretty boring to be honest," Kathryn said.
She added: "Usually I work but I've been on furlough since March. It's just gone back to me being here on my own for most of the day. I do miss chatting to people. I get a lot of customers in.
"We could open up in July but because of the work in the arcade there wasn't anyone around so we decided not to open.
"It's not too bad really. I do gardening but we do miss the company.
"My husband is working with the public every day and so it's there all the time. You have to be careful.
"I'm trying to keep to the rules and I don't find it that hard to be honest. I like to know I'm keeping to the rules and if people are not I just avoid them."