COVID-19 testing kits for people unable to work from home

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Press Release from Hywel Dda

From Friday 16 April 2021 people who are unable to work from home and can’t access COVID-19 testing directly through their workplace, will be able to collect testing kits locally to test themselves for the virus before attending work.

Each person will routinely be able to collect two packs of seven lateral flow device (LFD) self-test kits for home use. It is recommended that tests are undertaken twice a week with the results recorded on the UK Government portal. (Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result – GOV.UK (

This additional testing provision (known as ‘LFD Collect’) has been introduced across Wales by the Welsh Government as part of its plans to gradually ease restrictions. It does not change how people with symptoms already access COVID-19 testing locally or Welsh Government’s current advice to work from home wherever possible.

Anyone who is required to physically go into their workplace can, if they wish, collect lateral flow device (LFD) testing kits from the sites listed below. There is no need to book an appointment, as these can be collected between 9.30am and 12.30pm (8.00am-1.00pm in Carmarthen), seven days a week:

  • Aberystwyth – Canolfan Rheidol (Ceredigion County Council HQ), Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3UE (drive-through and walk-in)
  • Carmarthen – Carmarthen Showground Site, Nant-y-Ci, Carmarthen, SA33 5DR (drive-through only)
  • Haverfordwest – Pembrokeshire Archives, Prendergast, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 2PE (drive-through and walk-in)
  • Llanelli – Dafen Yard, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 8QW (drive-through and walk-in)

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