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Since its inception, The National Library of Wales has collected and kept a record of events in our history as Welsh people so that this information is available for future generations.

During this period, we will be collecting a variety of items, from newspapers to official publications to archiving web content, as a record of the Covid-19 crisis and its effect on Wales and the people of Wales.

We are eager to hear your personal voice too, so that we can record the effect that the current situation is having on our day-to-day lives, reflecting the similarities and differences of our experiences, ensuring that our record is as diverse as possible.

Share your experience with us through whichever medium you prefer – a letter, diary, video, voice recording, images – what’s important is that we record your unique experience, so that future generations can better understand this period and its effects.

We will collect these so as to create a permanent record for the future and they will become part of the Library’s collections. We will publish a selection of contributions on our social media accounts so as to share the experiences that bind us all together.

To help you, here are some questions to think about when you compile your contribution:

  • How is your day at the moment and how does this compare to your usual day previously?
  • What would you be doing on a typical day during the week usually?
  • How does it compare by now?
  • What is most challenging?
  • What has been unexpected?
  • What kind of things are causing you concern?
  • What have you done to try and deal with the situation?
  • What are the positive things to come out of this experience?

Once you’ve created your contribution send it to us by emailing or by post to The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BU, together with some concise information about yourself by completing this Covid-19 Experience form.