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Temporary Testing Centre to open in Lower Rhondda

Picture shows a mobile Testing Unit at CCFC Stadium in Leckwith

Due to the recent rise in the number of cases of Coronavirus in the Lower Rhondda area, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, working in partnership with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board will be setting up a temporary testing centre at Oldway House car park, Porth, CF39 9ST from Thursday 10 September.  

The testing facility is intended for people living in the Rhondda Cynon Taf area only.

It is important that you only attend if you have Covid symptoms:

  • New continuous cough
  • High temperature
  • Loss of or change to your normal sense of smell or taste

Symptom checker

Check for Coronavirus symptoms here

Self- isolation

If you have Coronavirus symptoms, you and all members of your household must remain self- isolating until you have received the result of your COVID test, and should only go out to have your COVID test.

To book a test

Appointments will need to be made in advance via an online portal – details of how to book a test will be shared on Wednesday.

There are also other testing facilities available in the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Area. You can book a test at one of these facilities either online here or by calling 119.

If you are visiting the temporary centre, it is essential that you maintain social distancing by staying 2 metres apart from others while you wait to be seen, and before and after you have been tested.

Coronavirus is very easy to catch and can be fatal, particularly for vulnerable people.