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

People experiencing coronavirus symptoms will be able to get tested at a new facility in Llangeinor from today (March 26).

The new centre will be available for walk-in tests at the Richard Price Centre, Bettws Road, Llangeinor (CF32 8PF) every day from 9 am to 5 pm. Booking is not required.

The drive-through centre at Halo Swimming Pool, Marshfield Avenue, Pyle has now closed.

Bridgend Council Leader Huw David said:

“While the vaccination programme continues and infection rates continue to fall, we must all remain vigilant and continue to follow guidance and get tested.

“Anyone who is showing symptoms of coronavirus – a persistent dry cough, high temperature or change in their sense of taste or smell – should arrange to have a test as soon as possible.

“If you are symptomatic, please make sure you use these facilities and help to keep your community safe as we continue to fight the spread of Covid-19.”

Data from Public Health Wales shows the infection rate across Wales is 39.1 cases per 100,000 people – the first time in over six months it has been below 40.

The last time Wales’ infection rate was below 40 was September 16 2020.

Figures show 1,320,188 people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 378,795 have had both doses.

Residents in Bridgend county borough can also access walk-through appointments at a testing centre based in the Bowls Hall car park off Bridgend Life Centre (CF31 4AH). Bookings are essential and available from 8 am to 8 pm.

Appointments can be made via the Welsh Government website or by calling 119. People with hearing or speech difficulties can book tests by calling 18001119.

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