Married At First Sight’s Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant reveal they’ve tested positive to Covid – and discuss their ‘awful’ symptoms
On Saturday, Jules took to Instagram to let fans know she had taken ill, confirming she had a running fever with a temperature of 39.4°C while driving home from the trip alongside Cam and their baby son Ollie, one.
Jules said she felt ‘bloody awful’ in her caption, letting her near 750,000 followers know she was ‘so sick’ with the virus.
Battle: Married At First Sight stars Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant have revealed they’ve tested positive to Covid-19, following a five-day holiday in the Gold Coast. Pictured with their son, Ollie
‘When your Covid kicks in on your drive home from holidays and your husband takes care of everyone,’ Jules wrote.
She then revealed she is currently in isolation in the guest bedroom of the family’s house in Sydney.
’10 hours later, 3am home and isolating in guest bedroom, worst 10 hours but my hero hubby made it better,’ she added.
Oh no: ‘When your Covid kicks in on your drive home from holidays and your husbands takes care of everyone,’ Jules wrote. She showed a thermometer with her temp at 39.4°C
‘P.S. it’s bloody awful, like bloodyyyyy awful!!’
She then thanked fans for their support online, saying: ‘Thank you everyone for the well wishes.
‘We literally ducked and dived from catching it before our 5 day getaway, cancelling things and staying home constantly. I feel its kinda inevitable at the moment, which is an awful thought but life must go on. Stay safe all xx.’
Cam posted a similar sentiment to his own account, adding: ‘Unfortunately Covid we couldn’t run from you any longer… At least you had the decency to allow us to enjoy our trip away. Here’s to the next 7 days…’
Break: The couple just returned back from five days in Queensland, where it appears they caught the virus while on a mini-break together
He later let fans know he was suffering from body aches from ‘hot and freezing’ night sweats.
‘Last night was fun!’ he joked. ‘Happy Sunday!’
He also uploaded a photo from a sleepless night with him covered in sweat.
It comes after NSW Health surprisingly recorded less infections overnight with 30,062 new Covid cases.
In NSW, 98,986 people got tested on Saturday.
Aches: Cam let fans know he was chilling out in front of the TV, watching Netflix
As of Sunday, there are 1,927 people being treated in NSW hospitals for Covid across the state, with 151 in ICU.
It is expected this is an underestimate with testing becoming a debacle in the state.
Also, it doesn’t include people who have had a ‘positive’ rapid antigen tests.
Sweats: Cam later let fans know he was suffering night sweats with him saying ‘Omicron’ day two
Those are due to be shared via Service NSW on Wednesday this week.
Premier Dominic Perrottet revealed on Sunday he’d doubled his order of urgent rapid antigen tests to 100 million to alleviate the burden on the public health system.
The tests – some of which will arrive this week – will be distributed to essential workers and vulnerable communities.
‘This will ensure supplies are provided to the most vulnerable in our community, and ensure they have immediate access to support and health advice as needed,’ the premier told Sunday Telegraph.
‘It will also provide greater confidence to businesses and the community.’
Changes: Covid is now so widespread doctors in at least three hospitals are reportedly treating every patient as if they have the virus even if they have tested negative