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Posted on: Thursday 18 February 2021

Torfaen’s first Local Testing Site (LTS) has opened today (February 18) in the Old Mill Car Park on Trosnant Street, Pontypool.

The LTS in the Old Mill car park replaces the use of a temporary mobile testing unit on the same site.

The local testing sites are a semi-permanent structure and will remain on site for long periods to improve access for Torfaen residents.

The LTS will be open 7 days a week from 8am-8pm and will be operated by the Department of Health and Social Care using self-swab PCR tests.

This is the latest in the roll out of local testing sites established across Gwent. LTS facilities are already operating across the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area.

The Leader of Torfaen Council Cllr Anthony Hunt said: “The longer opening hours of this LTS will give residents improved opportunity to book a test quickly and efficiently.  An LTS is a designed as a walk through facility but residents can drive to the site and there is ample parking. We will continue to use the mobile testing units where we see spikes in the community but the LTS gives our area greater certainty of long term access to testing facilities.

“I would urge everyone to get a test if they feel unwell and then isolate at home until they get their results.  Testing and isolating remains vital to helping Keep Torfaen Safe.”

To book a test phone 119 or visit:

The Old Mill car park is opposite the Pontypool Active Living Centre on Trosnant Street, Pontypool NP4 8AT

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