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A NEW mobile testing centre is due to open in Bridgend county borough.

Residents will be able to get tested for coronavirus at a new facility in Pyle, Bridgend, from Friday, February 05.

The new centre will be available for drive-through appointments at the Halo Swimming Pool, Marshfield Avenue, Pyle (CF33 6RP).

The facility will be open daily from 9 am to 4 pm and appointments must be booked in advance.

Council leader Huw David said:

“It is important that residents who have symptoms continue to get tested as coronavirus is still circulating in our communities.

“While the vaccine roll-out offers hope for a way out of the pandemic, it will take some time for everyone to be offered it so it’s vital that we continue to do all we can to help limit the spread of the virus.

“You will be contacted when it is your turn to have a vaccine – please do not tie up resources by enquiring about it at a pharmacist or GP.

“Please continue to keep a two-metre distance from others, wash your hands regularly, and wear a face-covering where required.”

Residents can also get tested at a walk-through facility at the Bowls Hall car park, Bridgend Life Centre, Angel Street, Bridgend (CF31 4AH), which is open daily between 8 am and 8 pm. Booking is also essential at this centre.

The testing centre currently based at the site of the former Revlon/Cosi factory in Maesteg will close on the evening of Thursday, February 04.

Figures from Public Health Wales show the latest seven-day rolling average (between January 23 and 29) of coronavirus cases per 100,000 population in Bridgend is 108.1, down from 111.5 a week earlier.

The average infection rate in Wales between January 23 and 29 is  127 per 100,000 population, a decrease on the 131.1 previously reported.

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