Mobile Covid-19 testing for Bridgend County Borough

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board has confirmed that mobile coronavirus testing facilities in Bridgend county borough are moving.

The drive-through facility currently available at the Bowls Hall car park of Bridgend Life Centre will close at 5pm on Thursday 3 December.

It will then move to the site of the former Revlon / Cosi factory off Oakwood Drive in Maesteg (CF34 8TS) where it will be available from Friday 4 December between 9am-5pm, including on weekends.

To use this facility, which will be drive-through only, you will need to book an appointment in advance by visiting the Welsh Government website. Residents should only attend a mobile testing centre if showing symptoms of coronavirus such as a high temperature, a new persistent cough, or a loss or change in your sense of taste or smell.

After the test, you must go home to self-isolate immediately until the results have been confirmed and do not undertake any activities that risk you coming into contact with other members of the public. While most people receive their results via text message the day after taking a test, some may take a little longer.

The Leader, Cllr Huw David, said: “The mobile testing facilities are offering residents throughout the county borough access to a fast, free test for anyone who is experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

“For more information about ways you can get a Covid-19 test, call 119 or visit the coronavirus page at the Welsh Government website.

“The council is currently working with the Department of Health and Social Care to establish a long-term testing service within the county borough, and we hope to be in a position to confirm further details very soon.”