Community testing for residents in Evanstown and Gilfach Goch

Covid-19 community testing will be available for residents in Evanstown and Gilfach Goch this weekend.

The testing facility at Gilfach Goch Day Centre is for people without any coronavirus symptoms who live, work or study in the area local to Evanstown and Gilfach Goch.

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.

Bridgend County Borough Council deputy leader Hywel Williams said: “A number of local testing centres have been set up across the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board region with residents aged 11 and over 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.

“With Evanstown and Gilfach Goch being in such close proximity, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council is running the Gilfach Goch centre for residents in both Evanstown and Gilfach Goch communities.”

Community testing will be taking place at the day centre, 37-39 High Street, Gilfach Goch, CF39 8SS, from Saturday 6 March to Monday 8 March and then later in the month, from 15 March to 17 March. It is open from 9am to 7pm. Please visit the test centre before 6.30pm to get tested.

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