Getting a COVID-19 test is a necessity for plenty in 2020, but the prospect of being swabbed and prodded can be a daunting one.
So it’s worth listening to advice from someone who undergoes testing three times a week for a tip to help make it more bearable.
West Coast veteran Josh Kennedy revealed his tip for getting through the testing process as the Eagles prepare to fly to Queensland to continue their AFL premiership push.
Speaking on 6PR this morning, Kennedy said breathing was the key while receiving a nose swab.
“It’s kind like a little tickle to the brain,” he said of the test.
“It goes in your throat and then up the nose.
“It helps when you blow air out your nose. That’s the one tip I can give.
“If anyone’s going to get a COVID test, when they go up your nose, make sure you’re blowing air out.”
WA has nine active cases of COVID-19, with all in hotel quarantine.
Members of the public are eligible for testing if they present with a fever of 37.5C or above, have a recent history of fever, an acute respiratory infection, or an acute loss of smell or taste.
West Coast fly out to their new Gold Coast hub accommodation at Sanctuary Cove this morning ahead of Thursday’s clash with Richmond at Metricon Stadium.
Kennedy said he hoped the club’s hub stint would be more manageable this time around after a tough start earlier this year, which saw the Eagles drop three straight games to begin their life on the road.
“It’s still hard leaving your family and leaving your kids and your wife,” he said.
“But we’re a lot more prepared this time, and have got a lot more things in place where we know that things back here will be all right for them.
“We also know what we’re kind of going into as well, so that makes it a little bit easier.”