Posted: Sat 1st Aug 2020

Praise for the people of Wrexham with a reminder “it’s important we all keep following the rules as we enjoy these new freedoms” for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Aug 1st, 2020

Anyone who has any symptoms of coronavirus – no matter how mild – is being encouraged to visit one of two mobile testings units in the area before the end of today.

The easy-access have been located at Caia Park Health Centre (Prince Charles Road) and Hightown Community Resource Centre (Fusilier Way) since Wednesday.

They were introduced earlier this week to make it easier for people living near the edge of Wrexham town centre to get a Covid-19 test if they think they might have symptoms, regardless of how mild.

The work has been co-ordinated by Public Health Wales, Wrexham Council and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, with support from the army, AVOW and the local voluntary sector.

Over 800 people presented themselves for testing since Wednesday, with Public Health Wales stating yesterday that “all the test results from the first day are in” with around 400 tests resulting in two confirmed cases.

Two senior councillors have issued their thanks to the public for doing their bit to help keep Wrexham safe.

Councillor Mark Pritchard, Leader of Wrexham Council, said: “The response from the people of Wrexham has been amazing over the past four or five months.

“Let’s keep going. By sticking to the rules, we can keep Wrexham safe.

“With pubs and restaurants allowed to serve indoors again from Monday , and other services and facilities continuing to unlock in line with Government guidance, it’s important we all keep following the rules as we enjoy these new freedoms.

“Let’s stick together, let’s stick to the rules, and let’s keep Wrexham safe. I know we can do this.”

Councillor Hugh Jones, Wrexham Council’s Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “The support from the local community has been incredible.

“Staff working at the sites have been blown away by the community spirit they’ve seen – everyone has been so kind, co-operative and considerate of others.

“Every person who has come forward for a test – to get their symptoms checked – has done a really important thing for their community. By taking this small step, they’ve played their part in helping to keep their family, their community and the whole of Wrexham safe.

“I’m incredibly proud of the communities of Caia Park and Hightown, and of the people of Wrexham as a whole.”

“Now everyone in Wrexham needs to keep going, we all still have a huge part to play by following advice and guidance.”

The mobile testing centres on Caia Park Health Centre on Prince Charles Road, and at Hightown Community Resource Centre on Fusilier Way (off Bryn Y Cabanau Road) until the end of today.

If you think you have symptoms, you can also apply for a test online or by phone. Take a look at the Welsh Government website for more info.

If you feel really unwell, use the online symptom checker or dial 111 (or call 999 if you think there’s something seriously wrong).

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