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Testing Facilities – Bridgend County Borough

Frequently Asked Questions

A long-term testing facility is now at the Bowls Hall car park of the Bridgend Life Centre. To access this walk through facility you will need to book an appointment in advance by visiting the Welsh Government website or by calling 119. If you have hearing or speech difficulties: call 18001119. The site is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board has confirmed the latest arrangements for mobile testing facilities for residents in Bridgend County Borough who have coronavirus symptoms.

The walk-in facility at the Richard Price Centre in Llangeinor will close at the end of Thursday 1 April and a new drive-through facility will re-open at Pyle Swimming Pool (Halo), Marshfield Ave, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend CF33 6RP on Friday 2 April 9am until 5pm. Booking is essential.

No. You can only access the testing centre if you are a resident living anywhere in Bridgend County Borough.

Only attend the testing centre if you are showing coronavirus symptoms:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of / change to your normal sense of smell or taste.

Symptom checker

Check for coronavirus symptoms

If you are a contact of a case and have been told to self-isolate, you must do this for 14 days and should not leave your home for any reason other than to have a test.

If you become symptomatic, you need to have a test as soon as possible and follow the advice given by the healthcare professionals.

If you do not have coronavirus symptoms, you do not need to be tested unless directed to by a relevant authority.

Booking is essential. To book an appointment please visit Welsh Government's website for Bowls Hall car park of the Bridgend Life Centre or by calling 119. If you have hearing or speech difficulties: call 18001119.

Yes. This testing centre is just for residents in Bridgend County Borough, so please only visit for a test if you are living in this area.

If you have ID or proof of address for Bridgend County Borough, please bring it along with you when you attend the testing centre.

You may be asked at the testing centre if you are a Bridgend County Borough resident.

Yes, you only need to visit for a test if you are showing signs of any of the following coronavirus symptoms:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature.
  • a loss of / change to your normal sense of smell or taste.

Yes, but only if there is someone else within your household who is feeling well enough to accompany you.

You should not be accompanied by someone outside your household.

If you do not feel well enough to drive yourself, then please do not drive.

Book a home test online

Yes. There is parking available on site.

For the safety of others and the potential risk of spreading the virus into the community, please do not use public transport to get to the testing centre.

You can book a home test online.

On arrival, you will be asked to provide your name, date of birth and address and will be guided through the process by staff.

Yes. You will be asked to self-swab. You will be completely guided though the process by healthcare professionals at the testing centre.

Most people get their test results the day after taking the test via text message. Some results might take longer, but you should receive them within 72 hours.

It is important that you provide the correct mobile contact details to support this.

The Covid-19 situation in Bridgend County Borough will continue to be monitored, and this will influence decisions on how long the temporary testing unit will be in place.

No. You can only access testing if you already have symptoms.

There is no increased risk as long as you continue to adhere to social distancing, and only leave your home to go directly to the testing unit and go straight back home again while avoiding public transport.

You will be asked to maintain social distancing at the testing centre, and to also wear a mask while waiting for your test.

If you have any further questions, please email CTT_news@wales.nhs.uk and these FAQs will be updated with the most recent information.

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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