Barnsley Council staff redeployed to support residents and businesses during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Over 160 council staff are using their skills to provide front-line support to Barnsley's residents and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Staff from across the organisation, as well as Berneslai Homes are temporarily moving roles and using their skill set to support the delivery of the council's critical services.

The flexible and resilient workforce has embraced a different way of working, with staff pulling together and working hard to make sure residents and businesses in Barnsley are given full support during these challenging times.

Cllr Sir Steve Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council, said: "I couldn't be prouder of our staff who have embraced the changes we've been faced with and taken it in their stride.”

“Our redeployed staff have shown willingness and dedication to supporting the people of Barnsley by moving into new roles and adapting their current skills to provide critical support to our communities.”

“We’re seeing the fantastic results of their work in our emergency contact centre, through the re-training staff to support our waste collections and social care settings, and how we’re advising local businesses and people about the funding and support available to them. A big thank you to you all.”

Take a look at some of the examples of redeployment below and in the images on the council’s website at


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