SUBWAY is the latest fast food chain to announce its closure amidst the coronavirus epidemic.

In a statement released today, the sandwich shop said that their stores will close at 5pm today to 'support social distancing and keep everyone healthy for as long as possible.'

Barnsley has several franchises across Barnsley including one in the Barnsley Interchange, Market Street, Wakefield Road, Peel Retail Park and Wombwell Lane.

The franchises will be donating food throughout the local community over the next few days, in line with other fast food outlets such as McDonalds.