COVID-19 'walk-up' test centres in Blaenavon and Pontypool to remain open

Posted on: Friday 16 October 2020
mobile test unit

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is keeping open the temporary mobile testing unit in Blaenavon which opened on the 8th October. 

The new unit will continue to operate every morning from 9am – 12.30pm until Thursday 22nd of October.

This new mobile unit has been opened in response to a rising rate of coronavirus cases in Blaenavon, and will provide a morning ‘walk up’ testing service to Torfaen residents, by appointment only.

If you have symptoms of Coronavirus - a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss of taste and/or smell – or if you’ve been feeling unwell for no apparent reason, please call 0300 30 31 222 between 8am - 6pm to book a test.

The mobile testing unit will be based in the Blaenavon Iron Works Car Park (NP4 9RN)

The mobile walk-up testing unit in Pontypool will remain at Old Mill Car Park, Trosnant Street (NP4 8AT), Pontypool until 22nd of October and will continue to operate in the afternoon only from 2pm – 5.30pm.

Blaenavon Temporary Testing Facility

Blaenavon Iron Works - Car Park NP4 9RN
Thursday 8th October 2020 – Thursday 22nd October 2020,
9am – 12.30pm daily

Pontypool Temporary Testing Facility 

Old Mill Car Park, Trosnant Street, Pontypool, NP4 8AT
Thursday 8th October 2020 – Thursday 22nd October 2020,
2pm – 5.30pm daily

  • Appointment only. Call 0300 30 31 222 between 8am - 6pm.
  • The test is done in 5 minutes
  • Only for residents of Torfaen. Bring ID and proof of address.
  • Please wear a face covering on the way to and from your test
  • Please do not use public transport
  • Do not visit any shops or other places on the way to or from your test
  • Please remember, if you have symptoms of Coronavirus, you and your whole household must self-isolate at home until you receive your test results

For people who live outside the Torfaen area, there are other testing facilities available in Gwent. Call 0300 30 31 222 between 8am - 6pm to book.

You can also have a test posted to your home. Apply online at or phone 119.

Last Modified: 16/10/2020 Back to top