BARNSLEY Council has urged residents to remain wary on the first weekend since lockdown restrictions were lifted.

Monday was so-called ‘Freedom Day’, meaning that pubs and clubs can now work at full capacity and social distancing rules are lifted.

But Barnsley Council is asking residents to act safely this weekend.

A spokesperson said: “Even though restrictions have eased around meeting up, remember to follow safe behaviours to protect yourself and your loved ones.

“Try to meet outdoors where possible and open windows and doors if inside.

“Limit the number of people you have close contact with to a select few family or friends.

“Keep the number of different people you see over a short time to a minimum to reduce transmission.”