MOBILE testing units will be returning to Crickhowell and Rhayader from next Monday, May 10.

The move will allow for residents in both towns and the wider area to have easy access to coronavirus testing.

The two units will be located in the same position as last time at Cwrt Y Gollen, Crickhowell, and Rhayader Rugby Football Club for residents in the upper Wye Valley.

Mobile testing is by appointment-only and provide a drive-through service.

Testing teams are urging people to continue to go to their nearest testing unit if they become unwell with any of the classic signs and symptoms which are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste, or if generally feeling unwell.

Mobile testing is by appointment-only and provide a drive-through service.

Residents can also access two further national testing centres in Newtown and Brecon where you can walk, drive or cycle for a test, and additional community testing units in Builth Wells and Welshpool for drive-through appointments.

The continued rotation of the units are part of a rolling programme of mobile testing to ensure residents have access to Covid-19 testing as close to home as possible. Residents who are feeling symptoms but are unable to attend a mobile testing unit can request a home testing kit, delivered to your home.

For more information about Covid-19 testing in Powys, visit the health board’s website at

Appointments in Crickhowell, Rhayader, Newtown and Brecon can be booked through the UK Government national booking portal, either online at, by phone on 119, or 18001 119 for people with hearing or speech difficulties. This is also the way to request a home testing kit.

Residents in Builth and Welshpool can make an appointment at the community testing unit by calling 01874 612228 or emailing