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I was at the Best and Fairest on Friday night. I have received a text from the Vic Dept of Health saying I may have been exposed to Covid 19 at the event. I was wondering ifeverybody at the event has got this text and have to get a test and isolate until a negative result is given. I wonder if this impacts on players ,coaches etc . On the other hand it maybe that I was close ,ie only a table or two away, that I have become a close contact.

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I got a call to say my mother was taken to hospital and most likely would not be allowed to fly as planned from Sunshine Coast to Sydney. So change of plans we would fly to her. Needing a Covid test to get into Qld we went to get a Covid test yesterday. Was in a queue from 6pm till 10pm closing time and didn’t make the end of the queue. Lined up again from 7am this morning and eventually got my test done at 9.30am.  Got home to receive a message that the hospital was going to release her and allow her to fly after all. So 6.5 hours of queuing time I’ll never get back. 

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40 minutes ago, Neil Crompton said:

I got a call to say my mother was taken to hospital and most likely would not be allowed to fly as planned from Sunshine Coast to Sydney. So change of plans we would fly to her. Needing a Covid test to get into Qld we went to get a Covid test yesterday. Was in a queue from 6pm till 10pm closing time and didn’t make the end of the queue. Lined up again from 7am this morning and eventually got my test done at 9.30am.  Got home to receive a message that the hospital was going to release her and allow her to fly after all. So 6.5 hours of queuing time I’ll never get back. 

Where did you get tested?

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My whole family were there. Tried two testing centres today and both times got to almost the end of the queue and was told they were closing (two hours early). Will try again at 7am tomorrow morning. Why are the testing centres not staying open till later knowing that there would be an influx of families wanting to travel interstate. 

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3 hours ago, Neil Crompton said:

I got a call to say my mother was taken to hospital and most likely would not be allowed to fly as planned from Sunshine Coast to Sydney. So change of plans we would fly to her. Needing a Covid test to get into Qld we went to get a Covid test yesterday. Was in a queue from 6pm till 10pm closing time and didn’t make the end of the queue. Lined up again from 7am this morning and eventually got my test done at 9.30am.  Got home to receive a message that the hospital was going to release her and allow her to fly after all. So 6.5 hours of queuing time I’ll never get back. 

If you live in NSW I guess you will always be in that predicament

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Went to the Best and Fairest

Got the text mid afternoon and then was tested at Chadstone 

Arrived at 4pm, finished at 6pm 

Testing only 1 car at a time

No wonder it took so long

FYI The website advised wait time was meant to be 60 minutes 

 

 

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I appreciate it’s frustrating for people who attended the event to go and get tested, but I really don’t understand criticism aimed at the workers at these facilities for the speed at which they are working, or them wanting to leave work at an appropriate time. They are most likely exhausted, and working long shifts. We are 2 years into a pandemic, and it’s pretty obvious we’ve got a long road ahead of us.

Lets not forget that what is stressful for you today has been a lot of these health care workers entire lives for 2 years. They are owed our kindness and appreciation.

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14 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

I appreciate it’s frustrating for people who attended the event to go and get tested, but I really don’t understand criticism aimed at the workers at these facilities for the speed at which they are working, or them wanting to leave work at an appropriate time. They are most likely exhausted, and working long shifts. We are 2 years into a pandemic, and it’s pretty obvious we’ve got a long road ahead of us.

Lets not forget that what is stressful for you today has been a lot of these health care workers entire lives for 2 years. They are owed our kindness and appreciation.

While that's true surely they can have a cutoff so people don't waste time waiting in line if they're going to shut up shop before they finish testing everyone there

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9 hours ago, Demons11 said:

Out of interest but were supporters allowed to mix with players at the B&F?

They said at the start players not allowed to socialise with punters, and they were in separate areas pre function. I certainly didn’t get near any players or staff, but unsure if others did. 
In a queue now in town. Been here nearly 2 hours and still at least 45 mins away from the entrance.

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Free rapid antigen tests, widely available at chemists and a change to the Queensland Queen’s entry requirements, will slash the testing queues dramatically.

PS. Her latest offering that Queensland hospitals should only be for Queenslanders, is just another moronic bit of dribble from her mouth. 

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11 hours ago, Satan said:

to my knowledge , no ,players were separated from  the fans , etc

Yes they made specific mention a few times that players were not allowed to mingle with supporters at the event.

What's the bet the players all went out after and mingled with the general public for post drinks.

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13 hours ago, Longsufferingnomore said:

My whole family were there. Tried two testing centres today and both times got to almost the end of the queue and was told they were closing (two hours early). Will try again at 7am tomorrow morning. Why are the testing centres not staying open till later knowing that there would be an influx of families wanting to travel interstate. 

Given the rate of infection now and that they are asking people to get tested so late in the days they need to allocated days where certain sites are either open 24hrs on certain days, or simply after hours (open until say 11pm). My mum had her booster shot booked for Monday, got told Sunday at 6pm to get tested because she was classified as a close contact to someone at a cafe 2 days prior. Ran around like a headless chook trying to get to a testing centre only to be 3 cars from the end of the line before they called it quits. She went first thing Monday, rescheduled her booster for the following afternoon, but didn't receive a negative result until Tuesday evening. She had to re-reschedule her booster for Wednesday morning and drove on to Canberra so they can get to Sydney to be with my brother and his wife for Christmas.

I'm sick of our governments making these rules and regulations, without the infrastructure to assist people in completing them, not to mention making the rules up with little to no warning.

That stress (all for a negative test which we expected because we also bought a home kit to try to calm her that told her she was negative) was totally unreasonable and avoidable if they provide the opportunities for people to get tested out of normal hours. She was in tears at stages because she was worried she'd miss Christmas. She's 73 and doesn't need this **** (not to mention the added stress it gives to everyone else).

As for everyone at the B&F, hope you all get the good news of negative results.

EDIT: (Apologies for the rant!)

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