A TESTING centre has opened in Ruthin to make it easier for people in the area to get a Covid-19 test closer to home.

A spokesperson from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) said the testing centre will be located at County Hall car park for three weeks.

It will open from 9.30am until 4.30pm and no appointment is needed - anybody needing a test is invited to attend.

The testing centre was first set up on Crispin Yard car park, known as Cae Ddol.

It opened on Tuesday, November 17, but the siting of the unit, next to a children’s play and skate park, was criticised by locals.

Some residential properties also open directly onto the car park, which led to some complaints about the position of the test site.

It was chosen because there are toilets on the car park that could be used by staff manning the centre throughout the day.

One woman, who asked not to be named, said: “It is great we are going to have a testing centre in Ruthin, but personally I believe it should be not be on a visitor attraction.

“I just feel the council could have put this on other council property and supplied a portable toilet.”

The problem has been resolved with the opening of the centre at the County Hall car park.