BARNSLEY will be placed in tier three restrictions after lockdown ends next week.

The government today (November 26) announced that once the second national lockdown ends on December 2, the whole of South Yorkshire including Barnsley will enter into tier three restrictions.

Under the new rules people must:

  • NOT meet socially indoors or in most outdoor spaces with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble

  • NOT socialise in groups of more than six people in outdoor spaces including parks, beaches, countryside, grounds of a castle, or a sports facility

Hospitality settings such as bars, pubs, cafes, and restaurants will be closed but will be permitted to sell food via takeaway, click and collect, or drive-through.

Indoor entertainment venues such as play centres, bowling alleys, cinemas, and theatres must close.

Outdoor attractions such as zoos, museums, theme parks and heritage sites must also close.

Places of worship will remain open but visitors should not socialise with people outside of their household or bubble.

Barnsley Central MP, Dan Jarvis said: “The government has put South Yorkshire into tier three from December 2.

“We must not stay there a moment longer than we have to.

“We need better test and trace, better, fairer support for our people and businesses, and above all a credible roadmap out.”

For more information about tier three restrictions click here.