Covid tests available in Powys libraries



Residents of Powys are reminded that rapid lateral flow (LFT) test kits are available for collection from many locations in Powys, the county council said.

With the testing criteria being broadened so that anyone can qualify for an LFT test, residents of Powys are reminded that they can be picked up from many libraries in Powys.

About one in three people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still infect other people. Residents are encouraged to pick up test kits before libraries close on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. and reopen on January 4, 2022.

Getting tested regularly is one way to find out if you have the virus. If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps break the chain of transmission and limits the spread of the virus.

LFTs are only intended for people who do not have symptoms of coronavirus.

Residents are encouraged to take an LFT test twice a week if they are:

  • not fully vaccinated
  • classified as vulnerable
  • in close contact with a vulnerable person
  • spending time in a high risk environment

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should book a PCR test (on gov.uk).

How to get lateral flow tests

It is beneficial to use rapid lateral flow tests in the following situations:

  • you are a volunteer
  • you can’t work from home
  • you are an unpaid caregiver
  • you are visiting Wales from elsewhere
  • you are traveling to other parts of Wales or the UK
  • your board of health requires testing before hospital visits
  • you or your partner use the maternity services of a hospital
  • you are the parent, guardian or guardian of a hospitalized child
  • you are going to an event that requires it
  • you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive and / or pinged by the application and wish to perform additional tests in addition to the PCR tests recommended on day 2 and day 8

If you are taking tests through your employer or educational institution, you must continue to do so.

Order Fast Lateral Flow Home Test Kits at GOV.UK. You can order one home test kit (seven tests) at a time. Delivery takes one to two days.

You can also pick up test kits in person.

LFT collection points

  • Brecon Library,Y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Glamorgan Street, LD3 7DW, Tuesday: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Friday: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Well built Library, Antur Gwy, Park Road, LD2 3BA, Monday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday closed, Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday closed, Sunday closed
  • Crickhowell Library, Silver Street, NP8 1BJ, Monday closed, Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday closed, Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday closed, Sunday closed
  • Hay-on-wye Library, Oxford Road, HR3 5BT, Monday 10.30am-12.00pm and 1.30pm-6pm, Tuesday closed, Wednesday closed, Thursday 10.30am-12.00pm and 1.30pm-6.00pm, Friday 1.30pm to 6.00pm, Saturday 10.00am to 12.30pm, Sunday closed
  • Knighton Library, Knighton Community Center, Bowling Green Lane, LD7 1DR, Monday closed, Tuesday 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Wednesday closed, Thursday 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, Saturday closed , Sunday closed
  • Llanbadarn Fynydd Village hall store, LD1 6YA, Monday: 7 am-6pm, Tuesday: 7 am-6pm, Wednesday: 7 am-6pm, Thursday: 7 am-6pm, Friday: 7 am-6pm, Saturday: 8 am-12pm, Sunday: 9 am 12h
  • Well of Llandrindod Library, The Gwalia, LD1 6AA, Monday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, Tuesday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, Wednesday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, Thursday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, Friday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Saturday closed, Sunday closed
  • Llanfair Caereinion Library, The Institute, Bridge Street, SY21 0RY, Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Friday: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Llanfyllin Library, High Street, SY22 5DB, Tuesday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Thursday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Friday: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Llanidloes Library, 5 Great Oak Street, SY18 6BN, Monday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday closed, Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday closed, Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday closed, Sunday closed
  • Machynlleth Library, Maengwyn Street, SY20 8DY, Monday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday closed, Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday closed
  • New city Library, Park Lane, SY16 1EJ, Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Presteigne Library, The Old Market Hall, Broad Street, LD8 2AD, Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Rhayader Library, West Street, LD6 5AB, Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m., Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Talgarth Library, LD3 0DQ, Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Welshpool Y Lanfa Library, The Canal Wharf, SY21 7AQ, Monday 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday closed, Thursday closed, Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday closed
  • Ystradgynlais Library, Temperance Lane, SA9 1JJ, Monday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday closed, Wednesday closed, Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday closed, Sunday closed

You can collect two Home Test Kits (14 tests) at a time.


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