Community testing for those without Covid-19 symptoms starts in Bridgend County

Published: 3 March 2021
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The locations of new community testing centres which will help reduce the spread of coronavirus in Bridgend County Borough have been confirmed.

With community testing set to take place across the county borough over the next four weeks on different dates, the initiative aims to identify people living within specific local communities who may have the virus without knowing it.

Statistics from Public Health Wales confirm that one in three people may not display any symptoms when infected with Covid-19, and may unknowingly be passing the virus on to others.

The areas targeted for testing, which have been identified using data from Public Health Wales and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, are Caerau, Nantyffyllon, Pyle, Kenfig Hill, Cornelly, Cefn Cribwr, Sarn, Aberkenfig, Coytrahen, Ynysawdre, Bryncethin, Bryncoch, Pencoed, Hendre, Felindre and Heol-Y-Cyw.

To support these areas, a number of local testing centres are being set up, and residents who are aged 11 and over are being encouraged to come in for a swab test. The tests are fast, efficient and no booking is required. They are targeting people who are not already exhibiting symptoms of the virus, and who feel otherwise fit and well.

As it is possible for people who have been vaccinated to still carry the virus, the testing includes residents who may have already undergone a test or who have received a dose of the vaccine.

The walk-in centres where the community testing will be carried out will be available between 9.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday, and 10am – 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

The locations are as follows:

Kenfig Hill:
Kenfig Hill Rugby Club- Groft Goch Gardens, Pisgah Street, Bridgend CF33 6BU
Wednesday 3 March to Tuesday 9 March.

Pencoed Social Club – 37 Hendre Road, Bridgend CF35 6TB
Wednesday 10 March to Tuesday 16 March

Tondu Cricket Club – Bryn Rd, Tondu, Bridgend CF32 9EB
Wednesday 17 March until Tuesday 23 March.

Caerau Athletic Football Club – The Riverboat, Humphreys Terrace, Maesteg CF34 0SGWednesday 24 March until  Wednesday 31 March.

You can find out further information and answers to your questions here



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