It was the start of the pandemic, and we had very few cases in the UK. I work in Northwick Park Hospital, which was later to become the epicentre of the outbreak in London. In March, I developed a headache, dry cough, fever, and myalgia. I also noticed anosmia, now confirmed as a pathognomic feature of COVID-19.(1) I immediately sought help and I received an antigen test. I remember how uncomfortable the test was, especially the nasal aspect.