ENFORCEMENT action will be taken against pub landlords if they fail to adhere to strict Covid guidelines in their beer gardens.

Council bosses confirmed some venues - which reopened their outdoor spaces last Monday - have been visited by officers due to reports of non-compliance.

Julia Burrows, Barnsley’s director of public health, said: “On the whole we have seen a positive and safe approach from premises welcoming people into beer gardens.

“Where we have had reports of non-compliance we have visited or contacted premises to give them advice and support.

“Where necessary, we will take enforcement action.”