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.
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 have been reduced from 8.30am to 3pm. The only stalls trading will be food retailers and there's no outdoor market. Remember, you can now order your market shopping for home delivery; visit Barnsley ShopAppy and select home delivery at the checkout.
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.
Council meetings N/A Ongoing Find out about changes to council meetings and decisions due to COVID-19.
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.
Crematorium Ardsley, Barnsley Ongoing The crematorium office and Gardens of Remembrance are closed to visitors. Social distancing guidance is being followed and this will limit the number of mourners to close family only. You can still phone the office on (01226) 206053 or email bereavement services.
Digital champion online support sessions Borough-wide Ongoing Cancelled until further notice.
Family centres Borough-wide Ongoing Find out about disruptions to family centre venues, groups and activities.
Grass cutting Borough-wide Ongoing Grass cutting services are temporarily not operating and will be resumed as soon as possible.
Homeless and housing advice The Civic Ongoing The Civic is closed for the safety of staff and the public. You can speak to the homelessness service by emailing adviceservices@barnsley.gov.uk or contacting us on (01226) 773870 or freephone 0808 196 3530.
Household waste recycling centres Borough wide Ongoing Our household waste recycling centres are open, but with significant restrictions to protect you and staff from the risk of COVID-19 (coronavirus), and restrictions on the type of waste you can take. Find out more about visiting the centres during COVID-19, including the type of waste you can dispose of, what to expect if you need to visit, and fair use of the centres.
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.
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 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 are currently suspended.
Wentworth Castle Gardens Wentworth Castle Ongoing Closed until further notice.