Covid-19 test

Available to all local residents with symptoms or anyone asked by our contact tracers to get a test…

A mobile testing unit has returned to Johnstown to make it easier for people living in the area to get a Covid-19 test.

The easy-access testing facility will be offering PCR tests at Johnstown Community Centre every Monday, starting from today (September 13).

This follows a successful period earlier this summer, and the facility will be based in the carpark opposite the community centre between 9:30am and 5pm every Monday until further notice.

Cases have been relatively high in the area compared to the rest of Wrexham County Borough in recent weeks, and it’s hoped that providing the testing facility every Monday will help slow any spread.

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Easier access to testing

Following the change to self-isolation requirements for contacts of positive Covid-19 cases, eligible contacts who are not required to self-isolate are encouraged to undertake a PCR test by our contact tracers, who will promote the Johnstown facility along with other local options.

Councillor Hugh Jones, Wrexham Council’s Lead Member for Public Protection says:

“The week before last, our TTP team identified 1,385 contacts of positive Covid-19 cases, and the additional facility will make it easier for eligible contacts to take a PCR test.

“If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading.”

The work is being co-ordinated by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Wrexham Council and Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.

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