Covid-19 testing

A mobile testing unit will open in the community of Johnstown, Wrexham to make it easier for people living and working in the area to get a Covid-19 test.

The easy-access testing facility will be offering rapid lateral flow tests at Johnstown Community Centre (Heol Kenyon), every Monday starting from July 26.

The facility will be based in the carpark adjacent to the community centre, and will be open between 9:30am and 5pm on July 26.

Residents of Johnstown, Rhosllanerchrugog, Ruabon and Penycae who don’t have symptoms are being encouraged to get tested at the unit (anyone who does have symptoms should self-isolate immediately and book a PCR test).

One in three people don’t have symptoms

Cases have been relatively high in these areas 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.

About one in three people with coronavirus don’t have symptoms, but can still infect others, and getting tested regularly is the only way to know if you have the virus.

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.

Booking a Covid-19 vaccine appointment is now easier than ever.