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Reopening our high streets

Our high streets and non-essential retail are now open due to the easing of coronavirus restrictions across England. With businesses now open again they really need you to play your part - so come and support your local businesses, boost our local economy, and safely celebrate the return of our fantastic high streets!

Businesses from all sectors across the borough are pleased to welcome everyone back. They've been working hard to ensure they have the right plans in place to encourage people to follow the hands, face, space guidance so that we can all get back to enjoying our high streets safely.

We've been supporting business owners throughout the borough to trade safely throughout lockdown, and advised essential and non-essential businesses owners on making their workplaces COVID-secure.

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Our town centre market and district markets are now back in business. The traders are overjoyed to be back and seeing their customers again.

The indoor market is open from 8.30am to 4pm six days a week, offering a wide range of wonderful products and services. There's been a number of changes behind the scenes; Cloverleaf and Five a Day have moved to new stall locations and the Deli Butcher is expanding. Lou Lou’s has also expanded and now offers prams and toys in addition to their baby wear range.

The outdoor market also made a welcome return bringing colour, vibrancy and life back to the town centre. Trading Monday to Saturday (excluding Thursdays), from 8.30am to 4.30pm, the outdoor market offers a traditional variety of different stalls throughout the week.


Hospitality has now returned which includes our very own Market Kitchen. Visit our Market Kitchen page for more information.

If you're drinking alcohol, remember to follow the advice about drinking responsibly.

Supporting our local economy

Barnsley Gift Card

The Barnsley Gift Card can be purchased online and spent in over 50 of your favourite independent and chain shops and restaurants around the borough and in the town centre.

It can be spent up to 12 months after purchase and can only be spent in Barnsley – helping to support our local economy.

Find out more about the Barnsley Gift Card.

ShopAppy - click-and-collect

ShopAppy allows you to order shopping from Barnsley's independent retailers and selected market stalls online, before collecting it from a dedicated pickup point in the town centre. You can also have products delivered for a small fee.

Find out more about ShopAppy and support our local independent businesses.

Hear from our businesses

Local businesses have taken steps to ensure we can all enjoy our high streets and hospitality venues safely. Hear what they have to say…

Barnsley businesses are back

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