COVID testers in the Shoalhaven have been "flat chat", with more than 2200 people coming forward for testing over the weekend after new positive cases were recorded in the region.
Pathology Collectors at the North Nowra Southern IML pop-up drive-through clinic reported they were also just as busy on Monday, September 6.
However, on Tuesday afternoon, Pathology Collectors Susanne Cole and Kristy Brown were able to enjoy a brief moment in the good weather.
"This is the first time we've had a break like this since Friday," said Susanne.
"We've been absolutely flat chat.
"On the Saturday, we got our first break at 3.30pm for a quick stop to have a drink of water and then carried on."
The Shoalhaven has recorded 12 cases of COVID-19 since Friday, September 3. No new cases were recorded on Tuesday.
Both from Jervis Bay, Susanne and Kristy said they are glad to see the amount of people coming forward to get tested.
"As soon as the news is announced of a new case, we get absolutely swamped," said Susanne.
"But everyone has been really nice, a lady even dropped off some chocolates yesterday with a card that said 'thank you to our angels'.
"The community have been just great."
"You do see the long line of cars appear and want to get through it as quickly as possible, because you don't want to leave people sitting in the car," said Kristy.
"We just head down and get through them as quickly as can."
Kitted out in their PPE, Susanne and Kristy said the outdoor job can get more difficult depending on the weather.
"It's really hot in our PPE," said Susanne.
"But we get cold out here too, especially when the storm came through, but we get through it."
Susanne and Kristy agreed the job is a rewarding one.
"As busy and tired as we are, it's a great job, because we see the community is coming forward and doing the right thing," said Kristy.
The North Nowra Southern IML pop up drive-through clinic is located at the Bernie Regan Sporting Complex, West Cambewarra Road (enter via Illaroo Road).
An appointment or doctor referral is not required and it is open from 8am to 5pm, seven days per week.
Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath, is urged to immediately get tested.
Other Shoalhaven testing clinics
Bomaderry Histopath Drive-Through Clinic, Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre Carpark, 90 Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry. Open 8am to 5pm, seven days.
Huskisson Southern IML Drive-Through Clinic, Huskisson Scout Hall Carpark, Kioloa Street, Huskisson. Open 8am to 5pm, seven days.
Sussex Inlet Histopath - Drive-Through Clinic, Sussex Inlet Aquatic Centre, 21 Thomson Street, Sussex Inlet. Open 8am to 4pm, seven days.
Ulladulla Respiratory Clinic, 114 Princes Highway, Ulladulla. Phone 4455 5422.
Shoalhaven District Hospital, 2 Scenic Drive, in the Hospital in the Home (HITH) area. Phone: 1300 002 108. No appointment, no doctor referral required. Open 8:30am-12:30pm and 1.15pm - 4.30pm - seven days.
Nowra Southern IML Pathology Drive-Through Clinic, 57 Junction Street, Nowra. No appointment, no doctor referral required. Open 9am-5pm - Monday to Friday.
Nowra Showground Laverty Pop up Drive-Through Clinic, West Street, Nowra. No appointment, no doctor referral required. Open 8am-2pm - Monday to Friday; 8am-12noon Saturday and Sunday.
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