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Opinion Covid Testing in Perisher

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Jasper Schwarz, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    As I was so nicely asked to make a new thread regarding this. Here it is.....
     
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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    if someone feels that they need a test by the time they get to Perisher ......... omfg.
    I think big PB would be first in line to personally knock them out (with gloved hands and face mask).

    edit : our club COVID policy is along the lines of ...
    if you show symptoms during your stay you immediately mask up ( which you are require to have supplied / with you on arrival) and leave the premises.
    Your own family and/or other close contacts are required to do same.
     
  3. kylep

    kylep Cage rattler Ski Pass: Gold

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    My comment was to say, if you make enough noise about it, then the call might be made that it's a risk that could result in changes. eg max length stay would be one idea.

    Regarding transport to get a test. There are many people in the community who don't have their own car, and must find another way to get a test, or for a doctor's appointment etc.
     
  4. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Unfortunately that’s the situation we live in. I’m there for 6 weeks if it doesn’t shut down ( which I cant see happening).


    Your second point nailed it. I’m lucky I have a car I can park at bullocks flat. If you don’t have a car and are staying on the snow ( for whatever reason) how do you get to Jindy to get tested??

    How many transport mechanisms???
    How many potential transmission targets??

    Not having an easily accessible testing centre at Perisher just increases the risk of potential transmission....
    I don’t have the answers if I did, I wouldn’t be ranting on the internet...
     
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  5. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mate.
    I'm not getting cut.
    I'm sweet.
    just basically blown away at your lack of perception and understanding of the whole message that has been drummed into us all ( no matter what State you live in) for the past 4 months.
    scary.
     
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    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mate......... your ranting on the internet.
     
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  7. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just wondering where all these potential testees will isolate while living in Perisher shared accomodation and waiting on results?
     
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  8. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    This is also a legitimate question. Let’s be honest.

    If you get tested in Jindy, where are you going to isolate?? Same, same but different.
    But if you are in shared accomodation and you test positive, anyone in that shared accomodation has already got it
     
  9. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    lucky I'm on an alcohol free day.
    he could've caught me after the Raiders game the other night ! ;)
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    In vic were setting up testing facilities at the major resorts, not just in the valleys. I find it amazing that perisher won't have testing
     
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    kylep Cage rattler Ski Pass: Gold

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    You'll find most accomodation plans will require you to leave. So essentially if you get symptons while at the snow, you need to go home, and get tested asap.
     
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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    at Retro's place ?

    edit : my club actually has a dedicated isolation room.
     
  13. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I’ll have to e-mail the lodge and see what the plan is. Covid tests only take 48 hours now.

    I wonder if they’ll make me go home until my test come back?
     
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    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Sleep in the car lol. I’ll pack a sleeping bag just in case ;)
     
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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good. I thought this thread was started because they weren't going to. I mustn't have read enough of the other thread.

    Even if a lodge's plan is that anyone needing to be tested should leave, there must be some provision for them not being able to do that immediately. It may involve helping them find alternative accom at their own expense. You have to protect health, not wallets.
     
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    They could be staying on the mountain and develop symptoms? Anyway, there is the doctors surgery in Perisher, where I'm sure you could get a Covid-19 test just like at any other GP (I say "any" but of course it's up to doctors themselves in Australia to determine what services they choose to offer of course).

    There are a number of things Perisher could do better, especially in regards to Skitube and providing masks (even if they're sold for $2 each from a card-only vending machine that would be better than nothing at all). The pharmacy should at the very least sell individual masks for customers in the Perisher terminal, but there absolutely needs to be a solution in Blue Cow!
     
  18. Nightskywatcher

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    It was reported in the media a few weeks back that the Jindy test centre has an Express results in 60mins capability. Don't know what the reality/practicality people have seen
     
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    From NSW Health today:
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    Dear Ski Resorts, Ski Lodges, GP’s, Pharmacys, Chambers of Commerce,

    NSW Health will be going live with the COVID testing clinics in the snow resorts starting at Thredbo tomorrow and Perisher on Friday.

    Bookings
    People are asked to please book ahead by ringing 1800 999 880 or visiting our webpage:
    https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/additional-pages/covid-19-testing-enquiry-form

    Dates and Times
    The clinics will be running 10:00 to 11:30am Monday to Friday, alternating between both resorts. This will enable us to bed down the processes, understand demand, and allow time for delivery of swabs back to Jindabyne by 1300 for the courier run.

    From next Monday it will run on a 2 week cycle as below:

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

    Thredbo Perisher Thredbo Perisher Thredbo Perisher Thredbo Perisher Thredbo Perisher

    Locations
    Thredbo Clinic Location: Friday Drive behind the Information Centre
    Perisher Clinic Location: NSW National Parks Building, Perisher Valley

    People with any flu like symptoms (no matter how mild) are encouraged to get tested for COVID and isolate until they get their results back (24-72 hours).

    We will keep you updated if there are any changes as the processes bed down. In the meantime, please contact me if you have questions.

    Kind Regards
     
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  20. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    @Jasper Schwarz
     
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    Is there a travel insurance product that I could buy that would payout the cost of my accommodation on a positive Covid test?
     
  22. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    No, i believe all travel insurance has now excluded Covid related issues
     
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  23. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just to clarify.

    No the Surgery in Perisher is not doing Covid swabs, you are directed to Capital pathology in the medical centre in Jindy and/or the drive through clinic at the community centre on Bent Street.

    And the aforementioned special clinic now in Perisher.
     
  24. crackson

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    Was told I would have my results from yesterday, this arvo.

    Nope. Cooma hospital now reckon it may be 3-4days if pathology are busy.

    No one knows shit. They just make it up.

    Don't test and isolate people indefinately. That's bullshit.

    May be next Monday/Tuesday.

    Don't get tested. You may have to isolate for a f'n week after being lied too.
     
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