If you’re the anxious type who fears nothing more than waiting days to find out test results, we empathise with how shit of a time you must have had during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re all remaining cautiously optimistic that the wretched virus is a thing of the past in Australia. Though when that dry cough hits we’re instantly transported to an alternate reality wherein we believe we may be the new face of community transmission.

Thankfully, there are places that offer same-day testing results for those inclined to lean into hypochondria or those in need of travel clearance. Most of these clinics charge a fee, but you can’t really put a price on sanity.

There are a number of private pathology clinics scattered across New South Wales that offer same day testing and results certificates for travel clearance purposes. 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 related news, the New South Wales government recently revealed the worst-case scenario figures the health department gave them at the height of the pandemic last year.

The figures predicted that 24,768 would have died from COVID-19 within 12 months. After receiving the predictions, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced lockdown measures days later.

“We were presented with a whole range of scenarios (around) COVID and they were very concerning,” Miss Berejiklian revealed.

“Remember there was a time we had hundreds of people coming in without a quarantine system? There was a time when the trajectory was very scary.

“I was absolutely petrified.”

“We had the benefit of observing what happened overseas in a very short amount of time, and we knew we had a small window to have a different course for NSW and Australia,” she continued.

“That’s why we took that course.”