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Community testing programme coming back to Merthyr Tydfil

Following a successful mass testing programme in Merthyr Tydfil in November and December last year, Welsh Government’s Health Minister, Vaughan Gething has confirmed that a community testing programme will be rolled out across the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board area, which covers Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend and RCT from Wednesday 3rd March.

Strategic locations across the county borough have been identified and our testing teams will be moving around the area to ensure that we test as many people as possible.  Centres will be located as follows: 

Location

Dates

St Matthias Church, Treharris

3-6 March

Dowlais Engine House

7-10 March

Gurnos Clinic

11-14 March

Cefn Community Centre

15-18 March

Dowlais Engine House

19-22 March

Gurnos Clinic

23-26 March

Quakers Yard Community Centre

27-30 March

Cllr Lisa Mytton, Leader of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, said: “Whilst cases of COVID-19 have been steadily decreasing in Merthyr Tydfil, we still need to do all that we can to contain the virus. 

“The last community testing programme saw over 32,000 test carried out, which identified 696 people with Coronavirus; that’s 696 people with no symptoms who could have potentially gone on to infect countless others. This demonstrates the importance of testing and so we ask, once again, for the support of the whole local community to ensure an equally successful programme this time around.”

Our community testing centres are for residents and anyone who works in Merthyr Tydfil with NO Coronavirus symptoms.  No booking is required.

Anyone WITH symptoms should visit the dedicated mobile testing unit, details of which can be found here.

UPDATE:

Community Testing has been extended from 8th - 29th April (with the exception of 13th & 14th April) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church), Cyfarthfa, Swansea Road, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1YG. 

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