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Temporary 'walk up' Coronavirus testing unit opens in Blaenavon

Wednesday 7th October 2020

A new temporary mobile Testing Unit is opening in Blaenavon on Thursday 8th October.

The new unit will operate every morning from 9am – 12.30pm until Thursday 15th 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) . It will be open from 9am on Thursday 8th October until 12.30pm on Thursday 15th October.

The mobile walk-up testing unit in Pontypool will remain at Old Mill Car Park, Trosnant Street (NP4 8AT), Pontypool but will now operate only in the afternoon only from 2pm – 5.30pm.


Blaenavon Temporary Testing Facility 

Blaenavon Iron Works - Car Park NP4 9RN 

Thursday 8th October 2020 – Thursday 15th October 2020,

9am – 12.30pm daily


Pontypool Temporary Testing Facility 

Old Mill Car Park, Trosnant Street, Pontypool, NP4 8AT

Thursday 8th October 2020 – Thursday 15th 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. Visit our website to find the most convenient Testing Unit for you, and 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.

Mererid Bowley, Interim Director of Public Health for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, said:

“This new mobile testing unit in Blaenavon provides further accessibility to a test for more Torfaen residents and allows us to test more people with symptoms of Coronavirus.  

 “This temporary testing unit will help us learn more about the rate of infection and help us protect the residents of Torfaen, I’d encourage people who live in Torfaen, if you have symptoms of a cough, loss of taste or smell or fever or if you’ve been feeling unwell for no apparent reason to book a test immediately.

I urge anybody with symptoms and your whole household to stay at home until you have the results of your test to protect you, your family and your community. By working together we can keep Torfaen, and Gwent, safe”