COUNCIL bosses have urged residents to stay safe this New Year’s Eve and avoid mixing with other households as the borough remains in tier three restrictions.

Barnsley Council has also reinforced that Christmas bubbles don’t apply on New Year’s Eve and to adhere to tier three guidelines throughout.

A government spokesperson said: “You must follow the rules according to your tier on where you can go and who you can meet on New Year’s Eve. Your Christmas bubble will no longer apply.

“One in three people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and will be spreading it without realising it. It is essential that these rules are followed by everyone.

“If you formed a Christmas bubble, you should reduce your contact with people you do not live with as much as possible after meeting your Christmas bubble.

“This includes not meeting up with friends or family outside your household, including for New Years Eve, even if you feel well.

“Hospitality venues are all required to close by 11pm at the latest.”