The places in Rhondda Cynon Taf offering asymptomatic coronavirus testing

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There are currently several places you can get tested for coronavirus in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) if you’re asymptomatic.

Back in February it was announced that communities in Bridgend, Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taf would be given coronavirus tests whether they have symptoms or not.

At the time Health Minister Vaughan Gething said there would be “targeted community testing” in several parts of the county boroughs – all of which fall within the Cwm Taf health board area – with the aim of reducing community spread.

Throughout March centres are operating specifically for people who don’t have Covid-19 symptoms.

In RCT some centres have already been operating, and people will be able to get more tests this month at the sites.

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The tests are available to people living, studying or working in the areas local to:

  • Tonypandy
  • Porth
  • Gilfach Goch
  • Llanharry
  • Tylorstown
  • Abercynon

Do you need to book an appointment?

Those who wish to have a test at these centres are not required to book an appointment, and can visit a centre during its opening times.

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council is encouraging people to self-register when they arrive at the centres using a smart phone or device. This is hoped to help speed up the process, and may allow people to be fast tracked to the testing phase.

If someone is unable to self-register then staff will ask them to provide their details to enable a registration, and to allow results to be obtained following the test.



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Where is my nearest test centre?

  • Maes-Yr-Haf Community Centre , Trealaw (Tonypandy area). The next time this centre will be open is between March 12 and March 14.

  • Porth Plaza , Pontypridd Road, Porth. The next time this centre will be open is between March 12 and March 14.

  • Llanharry Community Centre , Tyla Coch, Llanharry. Monday, March 8 will be the last day you can get a test at this centre until it re-opens between March 15 and March 17.

  • Gilfach Goch Day Centre , Gilfach Goch. Monday, March 8 will be the last day you can get a test here until it re-opens between March 15 and March 17.

  • Rhondda Fach Sports Centre , East Street, Tylorstown. This centre will be open between March 9 and March 11. It will then re-open between March 18 and March 20.

  • Abercynon Community Centre , Station Road, Abercynon. This centre will also open between March 9 and March 11. It will then re-open between March 18 and March 20.

The opening hours of all testing centres will be between 9am and 7pm.

Symptoms of Covid-19 include having a high temperature, a new continuous cough and loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. You shouldn’t attend a community testing site if you have any of these symptoms. Instead you should self-isolate and book a test.



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