It was truly heartening to venture from my house on Monday to go to the gym and see people eating and drinking out, going to the shops and taking advantage of our much-missed freedoms. It’s a bit corny to say so, but it put a spring in my step and a song in my heart.

I have spent months wishing away my life, looking forward to being released from house arrest and taking advantage of restrictions easing. Lockdown, for me, has been a personal hell that took me to breaking point. Yet I still understood the necessity.