Long queues for COVID-19 testing may well have tested the patience of those waiting in line yesterday at Bendigo Health and elsewhere across the state.
The state government has clearly articulated that this virus does not recognise the holidays, or for that matter public holidays.
We've been constantly reminded, especially in recent days, that this is a rapidly changing situation, and we know that in order to keep up with changing circumstance, we need to be equally agile and responsive.
Once back in Victoria, returning would-be holiday makers are obliged to undergo a COVID-19 test, and depending on when they returned, isolate at home.
We have all been told to get tested, no matter how slight or minor we might believe any perceived symptoms to be, because greater testing numbers mean our overall numbers are more robust.
The return of COVID-19 to Victoria in recent days and the community transmission we so desperately want eliminated has undoubtedly heightened the anxiety many Victorian have been feeling, leading to a significant increase in the number of those presenting for tests in Bendigo.
Elsewhere, there were similar issues, with the testing clinic on the main border crossing at Albury Wodonga originally scheduled to be closed for the day, before a change of plan saw it open from 2pm to 8pm.
No one would deny our health services a well-earned holiday, and all the attributes they deserve for all they have done since this crisis first unfolded back in March, and they have been absolutely magnificent throughout this pandemic, and remain a rightful source of great pride among the communities they are such an integral part of.
It seems then that somehow, there was a blip on the radar yesterday, with the extra demands for testing from some of those anxious travellers and other central Victorians, unfortunately seemingly catching authorities on the hop.