Update on local mobile testing arrangements in Bridgend

Local mobile coronavirus testing facilities remain available for anyone who is experiencing symptoms of Covic-19 in Bridgend County Borough.

Provided by Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, the county borough currently has two testing units in place – a drive-through mobile facility which is currently available between 9am-5pm at at Bettws playing fields on Heol Richard Price (CF32 8SF), and a walk-through testing facility which remains in place between 8am-8pm at the Bowls Hall car park off Bridgend Life Centre (CF31 4AH).

Booking for both facilities is essential and can be arranged by visiting the Welsh Government website or calling 119, while people with hearing or speech difficulties can book an appointment by calling 18001119.

The Leader, Cllr Huw David said: “The vaccination programme is has now covered almost 49,000 local residents, but we are still encouraging anyone who is demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus – a persistent dry cough, high temperature of change in their sense of taste of smell – to arrange to have a test.

“The process is completely free and takes just a few minutes to complete, so please make sure you use these local facilities and help to fight the spread of Covid-19.

“We should also continue to keep a two-metre distance from others, wash our hands regularly, and wear a face covering where required.

“An inline symptoms checker is available at the NHS 111 Wales website, so please remain alert, and don’t let your guard down against the virus.”