A new mobile coronavirus testing unit is set to open in Caerphilly today (Wednesday, October 14).
The unit will be set up at Penyrheol Park and will be open until Monday, October 19.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board said residents will need to book an appointment in advance.
Only Caerphilly County Borough residents will be able to book an appointment at the centre, and are urged to bring proof of address with them.
People wishing to be tested have also been urged to wear a face mask, not to use public transport to get to the site and not to visit shops or any other public places while on the way to or from getting tested.
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Meanwhile, the temporary test centre at Caerphilly Leisure Centre will also remain open until Monday, October 19. It had originally been scheduled to close on October 12.
Symptoms of coronavirus include a new continuous cough, high temperature and a loss of taste or smell.
Anyone who has been experiencing coronavirus symptoms, or has been feeling unwell for no apparent reason, can book a test by calling 03003 031222 between 8am and 6pm.
To book a coronavirus test online, visit obv.sr/c19test
Last week, Public Health Wales released a statement saying there had been confirmed coronavirus cases among an unspecified number of people who were at Senghenydd Rugby Club on Friday, September 26.
The health board originally sent out information stating the temporary test centre was in Abertridwr. A correction was issued after Caerphilly Observer pointed out that Penyrheol Park was actually Penyrheol.
When asked why the testing centre was placed in Penyrheol, if there was concern at a rising level of Covid in the Aber Valley, a spokesman for the health board said the decision was a result of “recommendations from the regional Incident Management Team – made up of public health and local authority professionals”.
We’ve asked for further clarification.
When are the test centres open?
Caerphilly Leisure Centre
9am to 12.30pm – Wednesday, October 14 to Monday, October 19
2pm to 5.30pm – Wednesday, October 14 to Monday, October 19.
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