‘I’m stuck in limbo’: will the Covid generation of young people face long-term fallout?

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‘I’m stuck in limbo’: will the Covid generation of young people face long-term fallout?




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After a first taste of freedom, many teenagers and students are finding themselves back with their parents, and struggling

On 20 April, Lucy left her house in a small market town in Buckinghamshire and walked through winding country lanes to a quiet field. There, her friend Owen was waiting with a joint already rolled. The weather was balmy; barely a cloud in sight. The pair smoked and caught up on school gossip, before Lucy judged that she should probably head home – any longer, and her parents might become suspicious.

When she got back, she chatted to her family, before heading upstairs to her bedroom, her mother none the wiser. Lucy, who is 17, wasn’t going to let the coronavirus pandemic stop her marking 4/20, the international day of cannabis celebration.

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