Unwelcome Visitor: Pandemic in the UK's Playground is a podcast which will take you through life in Devon and Cornwall the year coronavirus hit.
With the vaccine roll out bringing hope to the nation, we take a look back at how the pandemic has affected tourist reliant communities and the people that live here.
From denial to survival
This week we hear powerful accounts from coronavirus survivors, including a man who chose to fight for his life in the face of death, as well as speaking to the experts, finding out about the safety of the vaccine and the reason for restrictions.
We also acknowledge the dangerous action taken by Covid deniers or sceptics, in their mission to leave others questioning the validity of the virus.
Resilience in the age of Covid
In this episode of Unwelcome Visitor: Pandemic in the UK's Playground, which investigates the impact of Covid on all aspects of life in Devon and Cornwall, we speak to individuals who had their lives turned upside down by the global crisis.
From new mums to those living on the streets without access to handwashing facilities - the pandemic put unique pressures on everyone.
Coronavirus as a weapon: Pandemic from the frontline
While some individuals moved to homeworking when Covid hit, others were left with no choice but to continue doing their public-facing jobs, battling the pandemic on the frontline.
In this episode we speak to a police officer, who explains how criminals used coronavirus as a weapon, and care workers cutting ties with their families to protect the loved ones of others.
Finding light in the dark: Adjusting to life in a pandemic
In this episode we discover the bleak reality of living through a pandemic and the lengths people were prepared to go to in order to make a stranger smile.
We speak to an autistic nine-year-old from Cornwall who went above and beyond to throw daily dance parties, a chef teaching people how to use food bank essentials and more inspiring community heroes.
First impressions of the mystery virus from China
In this very first episode we take a look back at the arrival of a mystery virus from China - a daunting time for many in the South West.
We speak to a restaurant owner, new mum and tourism expert - as well as journalists who reveal what it was like to cover the outbreak in its early stages.
Unwelcome Visitor: Pandemic in the UK's Playground (Trailer)
Thanks for checking out our trailer! With the vaccine roll out bringing hope to the nation, we take a look at how the pandemic has affected tourist reliant communities.