COVID testers Without Appointments Forced to Wait Three Hours for Testing

Late last evening, a grandmother received a phone call from a Government Covid-19 contact tracer that she and her granddaughter had to get tested for Coronavirus at Bulls Head Car Park today due to her granddaughter being in close contact with a Covid-19 positive individual.

Since neither she nor her granddaughter had testing appointments and people who had appointments had priority over them.

Little did she know that she and her granddaughter would be waiting at the car park for almost three hours to get tested.

Upon arriving at the car park, TNN’s Trevor Lindsay noticed about six or seven other people who appeared to be in the same predicament; waiting for hours to get tested because they did not have prior appointments.

According to the grandmother who wishes to remain anonymous, some people got tired of waiting and simply left the car park before getting tested. She has a suggestion for the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (ESU) to make the process go a little smoother for everyone.

“ I think that it would be better organized if five people who had appointments got tested and one person who got a phone call to get tested [like myself and my granddaughter], to go in between the next five appointees,” she explained.

The group of people waiting just to get tested were extremely frustrated at the lack of organization during today’s process, as it was stated “ Someone needs to fix this as we’ve  been doing covid testing since last spring.”
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