Disruption to services and facilities due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The following services and facilities are currently disrupted due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Please revisit this page for the latest information about disruptions to services.

You can also find out about cancelled or postponed events.

Service Location Date(s) Details
Active Travel Hub Town centre Ongoing Closed until further notice.
Adoption information evenings Barnsley Town Hall March and April Cancelled during March and April. For enquires please contact the adoption team on (01226) 775875.
Adult Skills and Community Learning Adult Skills learning centres Ongoing Classroom delivery in all venues stopped on Monday 23 March. Tutors are contacting learners directly to support their continuation of learning. For any enquiries please contact us online.
Barnsley Market Town centre Mondays and Tuesdays The town centre market is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice. Opening hours for the rest of the week remain the same. The only stalls trading will be food retailers and there is no outdoor market. Remember, you can now order your market shopping for home delivery; visit Barnsley ShopAppy and select home delivery at the checkout.
Barnsley Municipal Golf Course Mapplewell Ongoing Closed until further notice.
Bin collections Borough-wide Ongoing Green bin collections are currently suspended. Find out more about disruptions to bin collections.
Blue Badge appointments Library branches Ongoing Cancelled until further notice. Please apply online for a Blue Badge.
Building Control advice drop-in service and
Building Control phone lines
Westgate Plaza Week days Cancelled until further notice. Please email enquires to buildingcontrol@barnsley.gov.uk 
Bus pass appointments Library branches Ongoing Cancelled until further notice.
Councillor surgeries Borough-wide Ongoing All face-to-face councillor surgeries have been cancelled until further notice. You can still contact your councillor; all councillors have an email address which they regularly monitor. You can also email our governance unit who'll pass on your query to your councillor.
Family centres Borough-wide Ongoing Find out about disruptions to family centre venues, groups and activities.
Fostering information sessions Barnsley Town Hall March and April Cancelled during March and April. For enquires please contact the fostering team on (01226) 775876.
Homeless and housing advice The Civic Ongoing The Civic remains open but we'd encourage you to contact us by emailing adviceservices@barnsley.gov.uk or calling (01226) 773870 instead. If you do come to The Civic we can't see you face-to-face; we'll direct you to a phone to speak to an advisor.
Household waste recycling centres Borough wide Ongoing All of our household waste recycling centres are currently closed until further notice. Please keep any waste that you would take to a household waste recycling centre at home until we advice they have re-opened.
Libraries All branches Ongoing All library branches are closed until further notice. This includes appointments and groups run by other organisations that usually take place in our branches.
Licensing Borough-wide Ongoing Find out about disruptions to our licensing services.
Pest control Borough-wide Ongoing Our pest control service won't be carrying out treatment for ants until further notice, and will be focusing on treatments for bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, mice (inside only) and rats.
Market Kitchen Town centre Ongoing Closed until further notice.
Museums Various Ongoing All five Barnsley Museums are currently closed. Country parks remain open, but you must comply with social distancing guidance. Find out more on the Barnsley Museums website.
Planning advice drop-in service and
planning advice phone lines
Wellington House  Week days  Cancelled until further notice. Please email enquiries to developmentmanagement@barnsley.gov.uk
Registrars Borough wide Ongoing Find out about the disruptions to our registration services for births, deaths and marriages.
Schools and colleges Borough wide Ongoing All schools and colleges will be closed after Friday 20 March for most pupils. Find out more about school closures and advice for parents and carers.
School admissions service N/A Ongoing Transfer requests for both schools and nurseries are being deferred until further notice. Primary and secondary school allocations for September 2020 are being prioritised. Find out more about the disruption to our school admissions service.
Targeted Youth Service Borough wide Ongoing All activities and groups have been suspended. Our buildings will remain closed for a period of two weeks from  Friday 27 March 2020 and over the Easter holidays as previously planned.

Wentworth Castle Gardens Wentworth Castle Ongoing The cafe, shop, playground and conservatory are closed. The gardens and parkland remain open and are free to use and enjoy, whilst keeping within social distancing measures.