BARNSLEY’S playgrounds, games courts and outdoor gyms will begin to reopen from Monday following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Signage will be installed to a number of sites to remind residents how they can keep themselves and others safe while enjoying the facilities.

Residents are urged to keep their visit short so everyone can have the chance to play.

Coun Chris Lamb, cabinet spokesperson for environment and transport, said: “We’re pleased to be able to safely reopen our playgrounds and outdoor facilities from Monday July 6 for you and your family to enjoy.

“Please be patient with us as some sites may take longer than others to reopen due to grass-cutting, reinstalling swings and more.

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“We’d like to thank everyone who has observed government guidance at our parks and open spaces so far.

“We ask that everyone continues to social distance, wash their hands regularly and read the signs displayed around our play areas.”