COUNCIL bosses have released guidance for residents who may want to get out and about now lockdown restrictions have begun to be eased.

Now that residents can meet with one other person from their household in an outdoor setting, Barnsley Council wants to help residents to be able to enjoy their time outside within current coronavirus restrictions.

Residents are urged to avoid using the car and walk, or meet somewhere local but if driving is necessary, motorists are urged to be considerate of the impact of parking on streets.

Visitors to popular sites are also asked to consider the best time for visiting to help minimise crowding and to encourage social distancing.

A spokesperson from the council said: “Government guidance is still to stay at home as much as possible.

“This week, restrictions were eased a little and now one household or support bubble can go outside in a park or public space to meet recreationally, as well as for daily exercise.

“They need to make sure that they stay in this group and are physically distanced from anyone outside of their household or bubble.

“Individuals can also meet one other person who isn’t part of their household outside, socially. They still need to make sure they are two metres apart.

“Please continue to follow all the hands, face space guidance.”