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Testing centre extends its opening hours in Porthcawl

A total of 335 children are currently isolating at home following an outbreak of Covid-19 in the Porthcawl area.

West Park Primary has confirmed that four members of staff and 22 pupils have tested positive. As a result, 267 pupils and 68 siblings who are in shared bubbles are now receiving online lessons at home.

The outbreak has mainly affected pupils in Year One, Nursery, Reception, Year Two and Year Three. Parents and carers have been advised to remain alert following a number of positive Covid-19 tests at the school

Parents and carers have been advised to monitor their children for any symptoms of coronavirus, and to book a test immediately if they develop a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or a change to their sense of smell or taste.

A walk-in mobile testing facility was established within the local community over the weekend and has extended its opening hours.

Based at the Awel-Y-Mor Community Centre in Hutchwns Terrace (CF36 5TP), the testing facility is now available between 9am and 6pm, and people can currently attend without booking an appointment.

Bridgend County Borough Council is working alongside Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Public Health Wales, and the outbreak is being monitored closely.

To find out more and check for symptoms of coronavirus, visit the NHS Wales website.

For general enquiries, please contact Bridgend County Borough Council's customer contact centre:

Telephone: 01656 643643
Opening hours:

Our offices are temporarily closed to the public.

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