From the 25th to the 29th of May I worked from home as a precaution.
I also went into a Fever Clinic at the Prince Charles Hospital to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to work.
Because I was confident I just had the cold attending the clinic took on the form of a matter of curiosity.
The reality for many is it is a very anxious time where isolating before the test results means less paid work at best and at worst real concern that they have the virus and they have passed it on to others. I felt very fortunate that I was getting tested out of an abundance of caution for flu like symptoms.
But of course many people have felt this way and received some bad news.
It took 90 minutes all up. I was taken into one room and filled out a form and had my temperature taken.
I noticed a wardie came in and wiped everything down once somebody had left a seat to wait in. There were masks on each seat to put on.
I was then taken to another room to wait.
Then a swab went down my throat on the left and right hand side then down a nostril.
I coughed at the last bit and apologised. The nurse assured me that’s why she had on the full face mask and gown.
Out of curiosity beforehand I asked her the length of the swab and I think she took it easy it with me thinking I was worried about the swab. I was really just interested for you gentle reader.
The World Health Organisation reported on the 25th of May there were 7,109 confirmed cases in Australia with a daily increase of three. There were 102 deaths.