Coronavirus Information

Useful Barnsley & Penistone links and numbers during the Coronavirus Emergency. 

Covid-19 Scams: There has been a rise in the number of scams relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
If you think you’ve been scammed, tell your bank and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
If you need advice, call the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133 or click here

Keeping Barnsley’s Children Safe: Find out more here.

Litter Bins: If you see a full litter bin, you can report it to the Council using the identification number on the bin. 

Bereavement Support: If you’ve lost a loved one during this time, whether due to Coronavirus or not, the council can support you. Call 0800 048 5224 or visit Listening Ear to talk to someone and or get some support and guidance here.

What do with your extra rubbish. Advice on what to do with any extra rubbish

Reporting dumped waste and Fly Tipping: If you see any dumped waste in the borough, please let the council know here.

Emergency Contact Centre:  If you or someone you know needs emergency help, call the council on 01226 774444 or visit here.

Love Thy Penistone: Community group here Are you self isolating from Coronavirus and need a hand?

The Council ‘one-stop-shop’ of vital services. Visit here  for a full list of providers and their contact details. 
There is a dedicated page for advice and guidance regarding COVID-19 here. 

Barnsley Council Alerts Page: alerts page here 

Bin Collections. If the council don't collect your bins please check the Alerts Page for information.

Help Paying Council Tax
If you’re struggling to pay your council tax please call the Council on 01226 787787 and select option 2.

For help with business rates: Business support, including financial support, is available here.

Vulnerable People:  In the first instance the council want people to complete an online form which can be found here 

Your Health and Wellbeing. NHS recommended helplines for mental health and anxiety can be found here 

More details are here   and there is the Mental Health Foundation

IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) : visit here for immediate support or call 03000 110 110
and here For further information

The Community Responder Scheme: If you would like to use your skills to support the most vulnerable, become a Community Responder.