BUSINESS owners are being encouraged to book a visit from the public health team to help get them ready to reopen next month.

As part of the current coronavirus road map, hospitality venues will be able to serve people outdoors from April 12.

In order to make sure businesses across the borough are ready for reopening the council's public health team will be visiting all licenced premises.

A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “Barnsley Council's Public Health team has been contacting and visiting all licensed premises across the borough to help businesses get ready for this. These visits are to provide helpful advice and support to ensure all safety procedures are in place.”

To book a visit, email