WREXHAM Council and it's leaders have said a huge thank you to residents in the county.

The authority gave special thanks to everyone whose visited the easy-access testing units in Caia Park and Hightown this week.

The units were introduced earlier this week to make it easier for people living near the edge of Wrexham town centre to get a coronavirus test if they think they might have symptoms, no matter how mild.

The work has been co-ordinated by Public Health Wales, Wrexham Council and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, with support from the army, AVOW and the local voluntary sector.

The response from local people has been amazing, with more than 800 people going for a test in the first two days.

The council said everyone who went are "all doing their bit to help keep Wrexham safe".

Councillor Hugh Jones, Wrexham Council’s Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “The support from the local community has been incredible. Staff working at the sites have been blown away by the community spirit they’ve seen – everyone has been so kind, co-operative and considerate of others.

“Every person who has come forward for a test – to get their symptoms checked – has done a really important thing for their community. By taking this small step, they’ve played their part in helping to keep their family, their community and the whole of Wrexham safe.

“I’m incredibly proud of the communities of Caia Park and Hightown, and of the people of Wrexham as a whole.

“Now everyone in Wrexham needs to keep going…we all still have a huge part to play by following advice and guidance.”

The mobile testing centres are currently scheduled to be at Caia Park Health Centre on Prince Charles Road, and at Hightown Community Resource Centre on Fusilier Way (off Bryn Y Cabanau Road) until the end of tomorrow (Saturday, August 1).

Anyone living in and around Caia Park or Hightown, who thinks they may have symptoms, can just turn-up between 9am and 6pm.

It’s safe, simple and easy, and test results are returned within 48 to 72 hours.

Councillor Mark Pritchard, Leader of Wrexham Council, said the people of Wrexham have been fantastic but must continue to follow guidance.

He said: “The response from the people of Wrexham has been amazing over the past four or five months.

“Let’s keep going. By sticking to the rules, we can keep Wrexham safe.

“With pubs and restaurants allowed to serve indoors again from Monday (August 3), and other services and facilities continuing to unlock in line with Government guidance, it’s important we all keep following the rules as we enjoy these new freedoms.

“Let’s stick together, let’s stick to the rules, and let’s keep Wrexham safe. I know we can do this.”