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Work with contact tracing team, says council

Created on 10/06/2021 @ 07:42
Newtown residents are being urged to work with the county's Covid contact tracing team following the announcement yesterday that the Delta variant had been confirmed in the area.

Powys County Council has urged residents to act on the advice of the team and two provide what information they can if contacted.

"Coronavirus continues to be a major threat to public health and with the Delta variant confirmed in Powys, cooperating with contact tracing work and following the Hands -Face - Space guideline is as important as ever, said Powys County Council Leader, Councillor Rosemarie Harris.

“The county council has a dedicated contact tracing team which has been hugely successful working with colleagues in Powys Teaching Health Board and Public Health Wales tracing individuals who have been in contact with positive cases.
“That work is vitally important if we are to stop the spread of Coronavirus and I urge everyone to help the team.  
“Throughout June we are helping distribute Lateral Flow Devices through nine of our libraries where residents can drop in to collect devices for regular tests if you don’t have symptoms. These can be collected from Brecon, Builth Wells, Crickhowell, Hay-on-Wye, Llandrindod Wells, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Newtown and Ystradgynlais. You can also order lateral flow devices by post.
“A rapid walk-in testing centre is also operating in Newtown this month for people who do not have symptoms. This is located at the Park Street Day Centre in Newtown and is open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm.”
Residents with COVID-19 symptoms should follow the latest guidance on self-isolation.
More information about Coronavirus Testing in Powys is available from the Powys Teaching Health Board website at