Key workers in Bridgend county borough are being reminded that if they or a member of their household is experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19, they can request a test at a community testing centre via a dedicated phone number.
A wide group of occupations are classed as key workers, including:
- NHS and social care staff
- Council workers
- Prison staff
- Police, coastguard and fire and rescue service personnel
- Charity and volunteer workers
- Financial services
- Food and other key goods supply, including retail staff
- Funeral industry
- Justice and probation
- Private waste management
- Public service broadcasting
- Religious staff
- Armed Forces, MoD, border security and National Crime Agency personnel
- Utility company staff, including Welsh Water Dwr Cymru
- Post Office workers
- Telecommunications and data firm employees
The main symptoms of coronavirus are a new, continuous cough, high temperature or loss of or change to normal sense of smell or taste. If you experience any of these symptoms, you must self-isolate and book a test.
If you are a key worker, or a household member of a key worker, and are experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19, you can access a test via your manager or organisation who can provide a dedicated phone number for booking a test. Alternatively, you can visit the Gov.uk testing webpage.
Other residents who have coronavirus symptoms can book a test at the mobile facilities in Bridgend county borough.
A drive-through facility will open at the site of the former Revlon/Cosi factory off Oakwood Drive in Maesteg (CF34 8TS) on Friday, 22 January. It will be open from 9am to 4pm.
A walk-through testing facility is also in place at the Bowls Hall car park off Bridgend Life Centre (Angel Street, Bridgend CF31 4AH). The facility is available 8am-8pm, seven days a week.
Booking is essential at these sites. To book, visit the Welsh Government testing webpage or call 119. If you have hearing or speech difficulties: call 18001119.