EVERY resident across the borough - including those without symptoms - is now eligible for free and rapid coronavirus home testing twice a week.

Lateral Flow Device tests are designed to find those who have Covid-19 but who are not showing any symptoms.

This comes after four months of successful operations at the assisted asymptomatic testing site at Barnsley Metrodome which is set to close at the end of April.

In Barnsley, people will be able to access these tests through the government website, workplace testing programmes, or testing onsite at Barnsley College.

There is also collection at local test sites between 3.30pm and 7pm every day including - Lower Courthouse car park, County Way, Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre car park and Summer Lane car park.

A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “They should not be used as a test to rule out Covid-19 and are not a ‘free pass’, it’s still crucial to stick to all the current guidance to protect ourselves and those around us.

“Following the expansion of the home testing provision, after just over four months of successful operation, the assisted asymptomatic testing site at Barnsley Metrodome will close at the end of April.

“Barnsley Council thanks everyone who has attended for twice-weekly testing, to help protect themselves and those around them.”