BARNSLEY Hospice charity shops will soon re-open in line with government guidance.

The charity shops across the borough could open their doors as early as next week after the government announced that “non-essential” businesses could re-open after almost two months of closure.

The Dodworth Donation centre will open on June 1 and will be accepting donations of clothing and books only.

The shop on Blucher Street, in the town centre, and the shops in in Hoyand, and Penistone will re-open on June 15 but will not be accepting donations.

No more than two customers will be allowed in a shop at any one time and floor markings will help customers to maintain the two metre social distancing guidelines.

A spokesperson for Barnsley Hospice Charity Shops said: “We take the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and customers very seriously, and have implemented measures to ensure our shops comply with social distancing.

“Thank you for your understanding and co-operation. We know many of you have missed shopping with us, so we are looking forward to seeing you when it’s safe to re-open.”

Barnsley Hospice has released a full list of guidance for customers, which can be read here.