A woman from Merthyr Tydfil said life under lockdown is beginning to "take a toll" on her elderly parents who are self-isolating at home.
Bill and wife Frances have been shielding at home because they are both over 70 and Bill has underlying health issues.
We caught up with them to see how the family are getting on 11 weeks into social isolation.
While 75-year-old Frances has been keeping busy in the garden and cleaning the house, she said they miss having family over and seeing people.
It's been dreadful because I like people, I really like people.
She is worried about what life will be like when lockdown restrictions start to be eased. She said her and husband Bill are "afraid" and she thinks they will continue to stay in, even when Welsh lockdown policy changes.
It has not just been hard for Frances and Bill. Melanie said she used to go to her parents house for tea or lunch everyday. Now, like so many other families, that interaction is limited to a conversation from the front gate or talking to her father through the window.
I haven't been able to go inside, cwtch them. We're very close but I haven't been able to do any of that.