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Lateral flow tests now available from Newport hubs

To support the ongoing fight against Covid in our communities, free lateral flow tests (LFTs) are now available for collection from a number of locations across the city.

A maximum of two boxes will be available per person, with each box containing seven individual tests.

LFTs are also available from pharmacies (where to get rapid lateral flow tests – NHS) or can be ordered at gov.uk or by calling 119.

When to use an LFT

If you are over the age of 11 you should regularly take lateral flow tests and report your results. LFTs are available for everyone free of charge.

Lateral flow tests are for people who do not have Covid-19 symptoms. If you have any symptoms, you should book a PCR test (on gov.uk).

In addition to testing regularly, you should also take a LFT test:

  • if you are going to be in higher risk situations, including spending time in crowded or enclosed spaces
  • before you visit people who are at a higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19
  • you are travelling to other areas of Wales or the UK
  • if you are identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive


This can be done online (fastest) at: www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result or by telephone on 119 (free from mobiles and landlines).  Lines are open every day, 7am to 11pm.

LFT collection locations:

West Hub

  • Maesglas Community Centre
  • Bideford Road
  • Newport, NP20 3XT
  • Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm

North Hub

  • Bettws Community Centre
  • 43 The Precinct
  • Bettws, NP20 7TN
  • Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm

Central Hub

  • Pill Millennium Centre
  • Courtybella Terrace
  • Newport, NP20 2GH
  • Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm

East Hub

  • Ringland Community Centre
  • 282 Ringland Circle
  • Newport, NP19 9PS
  • Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm

Rogerstone Library

  • Castle View
  • 146 Tregwilym Road
  • Rogerstone
  • Newport, NP10 9EL
  • Opening times:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.30am – 1pm and 2pm -4.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am – 1pm
  • Wednesday Closed