Local COVID test demand soars

Health professionals photographed while running the drive-through COVID test clinic in Castlemaine this week. Medics have been extremely busy this week running the local clinics in response to the local upsurge in demand to get tested. Photo: Eve Lamb

Eve Lamb

Front line health staff running Castlemaine’s drive-through
COVID test clinics have praised locals for coming forward in
significant numbers to get tested since the state went into lockdown.
“We started running clinics as soon as we went into lockdown
from last Thursday, said Bronwyn Grieve, Castlemaine community health nurse overseeing the drive-through COVID testing clinic that has been busy swabbing people at the Castlemaine District Community Health drive through site all this week.
“We’ve swabbed up to 250 people and put on some extra clinics because we’ve had some exposure sites that have affected
Castlemaine quite a lot,” Ms Grieve said, speaking to the Mail at the clinic earlier this week. Read more in today’s Mail…

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.