I empathize with the anxious types that fear nothing more than waiting days to find out rest results. A particularly hellish disposition to have during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

I initially wrote this article back In April, when I was feeling cautiously optimistic this wretched, abominable virus was a thing of the past for Australian’s. The entire article was about getting same-day clearance for travel purposes but I guess that’s all irrelevant now. I have egg on my face. We’ve all been stooged. I feel like howling into the void.

Things all feel a little bit nervier than usual. The city is traumatized, everybody is on edge. Preserving sanity is of the utmost importance and the last thing any of us need is to hurtle into a state of paranoia over our health.

If you’ve woken up and you can’t discern whether your dry throat is a consequence of slugging back too many glasses of red or the Delta variant, there are ways to get tested for COVID-19 that’ll calm those nerves within hours.

Thankfully, there are several private pathology clinics scattered across New South Wales that offer same-day testing and results. There’s a neat little QR code that you can scan that will lead you to the closest clinic in your immediate area, which you can find here.

In the meantime, stay home, stay safe and try and get a sweet dose of that vaccine into your system. All adults in New South Wales will soon be able to get vaccinated at mass hubs around the state.

From Friday, adults of any age will be able to book an AstraZeneca vaccine at NSW Health clinics.

Participating pharmacies, including an “increasing” number in western and south-west Sydney, will also offer the vaccine to adults over 18 from today.

To find out more, head here.