BARNSLEY Council is encouraging festival-goers who attended an event last weekend to take a lateral flow test.

Music fans flocked to Leeds Festival last week for the first time since the pandemic, but having been in contact with thousands of people, the council is asking those who went to take a Covid test.

A spokesperson said: “To keep yourself and those around you safe, please take a lateral flow test when you get home and every other day for the next week.

“Try and avoid seeing older or more vulnerable relatives during this time so that you don’t pass anything on.”