A booking system is now in place at the drive-through coronavirus test centre at the council offices in Penallta.
The centre opened on Tuesday, September 8, due to high demand at the test centre at Caerphilly Leisure Centre.
Residents who want to be tested at the walk-in test facility at Caerphilly Leisure Centre can still get a test without the need to book.
The test centres will be open until Tuesday, September 15.
The test centres are open to anyone living in Caerphilly County Borough who is experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.
Symptoms include a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of taste or smell.
Residents will need to bring ID and proof of address with them to the test centres.
Mererid Bowley, interim director of Public Health Wales, said: “These testing centres will help us learn more the rate of infection in Caerphilly and will help us keep Gwent safe.
“You can help us reduce the spread of the virus. Maintain social distancing, wash your hands often, wear a face covering when it’s hard to social distance, get a test if you have symptoms and self-isolate if you’re asked to by a contact tracer.”
To book an appointment at the test centre in Penallta, call 0300 30 31 222 between 8am and 6pm.
- First Minister visits “fantastic” Caerphilly Miners’ Centre on campaign trail
- Calls to save 220 jobs at Kautex Textron – but can anything actually be done?
- Dispersal notice issued from this afternoon
- Lockdown blamed for traffic queues outside McDonald’s and Costa
- Aber Valley councillor to step down due to health reasons
Test centre opening hours
Caerphilly Leisure Centre (walk-in testing centre)
Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 4pm
Penallta House Council Offices (drive-through testing centre)
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Stay informed with quality, independent, local journalism…that matters
We believe the public should be informed about their community, coherently and with context. However, running a professional news service comes at a financial cost.
We are asking readers for their support to help us develop and grow our service.
Our membership costs from just £3 a month and in return, you can use our website without adverts.
Become a member – cancel anytime