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Mobile testing unit opening in Pontypool

Written by on 29th September 2020

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is opening a temporary mobile testing unit at the Old Mill Car Park, Trosnant, Pontypool, NP4 8AT, on Wednesday 30th September.

This new mobile unit has been opened in response to a rising rate of coronavirus cases, and will provide a ‘walk up’ testing service to residents of Torfaen, by appointment only.

If you have symptoms of Coronavirus – a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss of taste and/or smell – or if you’ve been feeling unwell for no apparent reason, please call 0300 30 31 222 between 8am – 6pm to book a test.

The mobile testing unit will be based at the Old Mill Car Park opposite the Pontypool Active Living Centre. It will be open 9.30am on Wednesday 30th September until 5.30pm on Wednesday 7th October.

If you are unsure about your symptoms, please use the NHS Wales online symptom checker, or call 111 for help and advice.

If you live too far away to travel by foot to Pontypool, you can book to have a test posted to your home or attend a drive through in Cwm in Ebbw Vale or at Rodney Parade in Newport.

You should not attend this ‘walk up’ facility if you intend on driving to your test.

There are other testing facilities available in Gwent and South Wales. You can also have a test posted to your home. Apply online at www.gov.wales or phone 119.

Pontypool Testing Facility
Old Mill Car Park, Trosnant Street, Pontypool, NP4 8AT
Wednesday 30th September 2020 – Wednesday 7th October 2020,
9.30am – 5.30pm daily
Appointment only. Call 0300 30 31 222 between 8am – 6pm.

The test is done in 5 minutes, the centre is only for residents of Torfaen. You must bring ID and proof of address.

Please wear a face covering on the way to and from your test.

Do not use public transport and do not visit any shops or other places on the way to or from your test.

Please remember, if you have symptoms of Coronavirus, you and your whole household must self-isolate at home until you receive your test results.


Mererid Bowley, Interim Director of Public Health for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, said:

“This new mobile testing unit provides greater accessibility to a test for all Torfaen residents and allows us to test more people with symptoms of Coronavirus.

“This temporary testing unit will help us learn more about the rate of infection help us protect the residents of Torfaen, I’d encourage people who live in Torfaen, if you have symptoms of a cough, loss of taste or smell or fever or if you’ve been feeling unwell for no apparent reason to get a test. I urge anybody with symptoms and your whole household to stay at home until you have the results of your test to protect you, your family and your community. By working together we can keep Torfaen safe”