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Mass testing in the lower Cynon Valley

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you may be aware, the Covid-19 mass testing pilot has recently been extended to cover the lower Cynon Valley area, which has seen some of the highest case rates in Wales. The pilot is open to anyone over the age of 11 who lives, works, or studies in the electoral wards of Abercynon, Penrhiwceiber, Mountain Ash East & West, or Aberaman South and does NOT have symptoms of Covid-19 or is currently not self-isolating.

An estimated 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 will not have any symptoms, and it is vital that we are able to identify and isolate those who do not have symptoms in our communities to stop the chains of transmission and protect our family, friends and community.

We are therefore urging all of those meeting the criteria above to get a test at your nearest Mass Testing Centre (currently the Cynon Valley Indoor Bowls Club or Abercynon Sports Centre). The Centres are open 7 days a week from 9am-7pm, with no need to book and the process is quick and painless. Please get a test and play your part in keeping your friends and family safe.

Dan Williams
Cabinet & Communications Advisor