Latest arrangements for mobile testing in Bridgend County Borough

The Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council is encouraging people to continue to make use of mobile testing facilities in order to avoid passing on coronavirus to family, friends and neighbours.

Following recent news from Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board that more than 100,000 people are now fully vaccinated against coronavirus in Bridgend County Borough, Council Leader Huw David has urged people not to let their guard down in the fight against Covid-19.

He said: “Even people who have been fully vaccinated can still catch or carry coronavirus, so we have to continue to do all that we can to limit its exposure and spread.

“To support this, mobile testing remains available with sites currently based at Porthcawl, Coity and Bridgend town centre.

“Testing is available at Porthcawl RFC (CF36 3DH) from 9am to 5pm all week including Saturday and Sunday. This site incorporates both a drive-through testing facility, which must be booked in advance, and a walk-in option where no booking is required.

“Drive-through testing is also available at Coity and Litchard Community Centre (CF31 1PA) from 9am-5pm, and at the walk-through facility based at the Bowls Hall car park in Angel Street, Bridgend (CF31 4AH) which is available between 2pm-8pm – booking for both of these sites is essential.

“You can arrange appointments by visiting the Welsh Government website or by calling 119. If you have hearing or speech difficulties, you can call 18001119 as an alternative.”

Cllr David is also urging young people who are aged 16 and over who have not yet received their first jab to take advantage of a free walk-in vaccination service.

Cllr David said: “This is available to young people aged 16 and over who have not yet had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

“To take advantage of this, visit Ravens Court in Bridgend town centre (CF31 4AP) between 9.15am and 4.30pm at a time which is convenient to you.

“No prior booking is required, but you should take along a form of ID such as a passport or a utility bill as proof of address.

“Details of other vaccination centres in the region are available on the health board’s website which is updated weekly.

“The coronavirus has not gone away, but we can help prevent it from causing further harm and disruption by ensuring that we are fully vaccinated, remaining alert for any signs that we may have picked it up, and by making use of mobile testing facilities if we start to exhibit symptoms.”

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