Last chance to use community testing centre at Caerau
Posted on: Tuesday 30 March 2021
Residents of the Llynfi Valley have one more day to take advantage of free community testing facilities currently sited at Caerau Athletic Football Club.
With no appointments necessary, the walk-in centre is available between 9.30am-6.30pm until Wednesday 31 March.
The community testing, which is designed to identify people who may have coronavirus without knowing it, is aimed at people aged 11 and over who are not already exhibiting symptoms of the virus.
It is helping to prevent asymptomatic people them from unwittingly spreading the virus to their family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues and more.
Because it is possible for people who have been vaccinated to still carry the virus, the testing includes residents who may have already undergone a test or who have received a dose of the vaccine. However, people who have been shielding should not take part.
At the centre, staff will show people to booths where they can carry out a swab test. Each swab is processed upon the premises, and participants will be contacted with the results within 30 minutes.
If a positive result is recorded, the participant will be asked to self-isolate while arrangements are made for them to receive a confirmatory test along with further advice and support.
Anyone taking part should not eat for 30 minutes beforehand. To speed up the registration process, you can also download a Covid-19 QR code app by visiting the Covid-19 webpage at the NHS website.