BARNSLEY’S PCR testing sites are set to close from the end of the month following changes to testing outlined in a government plan.

PCR tests are for residents who are showing symptoms of the virus - and the swab has to be taken to a lab for results.

The last day people are able to book a PCR test in Barnsley is March 30 as from April 1, free PCR testing will no longer be available to the general public.

Each of the remaining testing sites will close for the foreseeable future.

Those sites are the Lower Courthouse car park, Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre car park in Cudworth, and Summer Lane car park in Wombwell.

Although the Covid-19 testing sites are closing, there will still be provision for the sites to be reopened across the town in the event of new variants and where the situation requires.