Shepparton News

On queue, Bryces brace for wait

- By Max Stainkamph

Richard and Jay Bryce spoke to The News one hour into their wait to be tested for COVID-19 yesterday and were expecting to only wait another hour or so.

Jay is completing Year 12 at the McGuire campus of Greater Shepparton Secondary College, while Mr Bryce works for the Department of Education there.

‘‘It’s impressive, there are four tents set up and the way they’re managing traffic is impressive,’’ Mr Bryce said.

He said he and Jay had been listening to a podcast during the wait and both were keen to get out of isolation.

‘‘I think my wife is keen to shop so I expect we’ll drop a bundle at Coles,’’ Mr Bryce said.

Jay was just keen to get out of the house. ‘‘It’s (isolation) been tough. It’s crazy, I’ve missed what you’re allowed to do in lockdown. It’s been alright though,’’ he said.

‘‘We got the table tennis table out of the garage and were using the basketball hoop.’’

Who the best table tennis player in the house is is still up for debate however.

‘‘I like to think it’s me,’’ Jay said. ‘‘I’m clearly a lot better than Jay,’’ Mr Bryce said, before adding that youngest son Beau is ‘‘coming up behind us though’’.

They’d listened to a podcast to help get through the wait in line, but were hoping it wouldn’t be too much longer.

 ??  ?? Line manageable: Richard and Jay Bryce in line to be tested yesterday.
Line manageable: Richard and Jay Bryce in line to be tested yesterday.

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