Test Reminder

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15 July 2021

Image of Lateral Flow testPowys residents who cannot work from home are being reminded that they need to be tested regularly to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

​​About one in three people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still infect others.

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.

Rapid lateral flow tests are for people who do not have coronavirus symptoms.

Residents who cannot work from home should undertake these tests, with kits available for free (including direct delivery to your home) through the UK Government website.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms you need to book a PCR test (on gov.uk).


How to get lateral flow (LFD) tests

In Wales, you can get lateral flow tests for you and your household if:

  • you are a volunteer
  • you cannot work from home
  • you are an unpaid carer
  • you are visiting Wales from elsewhere
  • you are travelling to other areas of the UK

If you get tests through your employer or education setting you should continue to do so.

Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UKYou can order one home testing kit (seven tests) at a time. Delivery takes one to two days.

You can also collect testing kits in person.


LFD collection points

  • Brecon, Watton Car Park, LD3 7EE, every day 08:00 to 13:00

  • Builth Wells Library, Antur Gwy Park Road, LD2 3BA, Monday 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00, Tuesday 14:00 to 16:00, Wednesday closed, Thursday 14:00 to 16:00, Friday10:00 to 12:00, Saturday closed, Sunday closed
  • Crickhowell Library, Silver Street, NP8 1BJ, Monday closed, Tuesday 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00, Wednesday closed, Thursday 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00, Friday 10:00 to 13:00, Saturday Closed, Sunday closed
  • Hay-on-Wye Library, Oxford Road, HR3 5BT, Monday 10:30 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 18:00pm, Tuesday closed, Wednesday closed, Thursday 10:30 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 18:00, Friday 13:30 to 18:00, Saturday 10:00 to 12:30, Sunday closed
  • Knighton Library, Knighton Community Centre, Bowling Green Lane, LD7 1DR, Monday closed, Tuesday 10:30 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00, Wednesday closed, Thursday 10:30 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00, Friday 08:00 to 12:30, Saturday  closed, Sunday closed
  • Llandrindod Wells Library, The Gwalia, LD1 6AA, Monday 09:30 to 15:00, Tuesday 09:30 to 15:00, Wednesday 09:30 to 15:00, Thursday 09:30 to 15:00, Friday 09:30 to 12:30, Saturday closed, Sunday closed
  • Llanidloes Library, 5 Great Oak Street, SY18 6BN, Monday 10:00 to 13:00, Tuesday closed, Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 16:30, Thursday closed, Friday 10:00 to 13:00, Saturday  closed, Sunday closed
  • Machynlleth Library, Maengwyn Street, SY20 8DY, Monday 10:00 to 13:00, Tuesday 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 16:00, Wednesday 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 17:00, Thursday closed, Friday 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 16:00, Saturday 10:00 to 12:30, Sunday closed
  • Newtown, Shortbridge Street Car Park, SY16 1BG, every day 08:00 to 13:00
  • Welshpool Library Y Lanfa, The Canal Wharf, SY21 7AQ, Monday 10:00 to 12:30, Tuesday 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 16:00, Wednesday closed, Thursday closed, Friday 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 16:00, Saturday 10:00 to 12:30, Sunday closed
  • Ystradgynlais Library, Temperance Lane, SA9 1JJ, Monday 10:00 to 16:00, Tuesday closed, Wednesday closed, Thursday 10:00 to 16:00, Friday 10:00 to 13:00, Saturday closed, Sunday closed

You can collect two home testing kits (14 tests) at a time.

You should test twice a week, three to four days apart. Please report rapid lateral flow test results (on GOV.UK) the day you or someone in your household takes the test.  

If your test is positive, you should book a PCR test within 24 hours of the positive lateral flow test result.

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