Can I thank our colleagues across primary care for the tireless work they’ve done on the vaccination program to date and also recognise the hard yards they will put in over December, January, February and the months ahead as we get on top of our booster program. But it really is a very important thing now for us all to do and to make sure we get ready to get that done.
On top of that, of course, record numbers of testing, so now over 92,000 completed PCR tests yesterday run through the state labs. Thousands of people out there across 260 testing sites across the state and hundreds working in the pathology labs processing those results. Nine out of 10 tests are coming back with results the next day, thanks to their efforts. If you are symptomatic, you must get a PCR test. If you have been told you are a close contact, whether at work, socially or in your household, you must get a PCR test.
If you are just concerned, and you are not quite sure what it is all about, please think about getting a rapid antigen test, readily available at a pharmacy or supermarket. Check in on your own health and how you’re going, but I ask you to think about some of the high-risk activities that we might be doing over the coming days.