Covid-19 Corona virus

Please note: this is a situation which is changing hourly – we do not endeavour to provide news updates, but we will update this page with the best and most relevant information as soon as feasibly possible. 

Thurgoland Parish Hub are working together to develop further support and information and more will be available through core communication channels  – However, for those who don’t have internet access and without friends or family to support them,
call 07724 755236 and we will do what we can to support you

A lot of areas are experiencing delayed/late presentation of children to hospital due to fears surrounding Covid-19. We do understand your fears in our current situation & how it can be difficult to determine how unwell your child is. But please it is extremely important to seek medical advice and not leave this too late. Please see advice available on WWW.NHS.UK

Please also see attached bulletin (below) from Penistone Grammar school which may be helpful.

Emergency support:

Barnsley Council has also launched an emergency contact centre to help vulnerable people who need emergency support after being impacted by disruptions due to coronavirus. Find out more at contact centre is not for general enquiries, it is to provide emergency help to those who need it. 
If you know of anyone requiring emergency support, they can request support by completing this form or by contacting the emergency contact centre on (01226) 774444.

General Advice:

If you are a vulnerable person then you should register on the extremely vulnerable list. This will enable to get access to priority delivery slots with the supermarkets, food parcels etc. 

If you are looking for general information on a personal or practical level then please visit the official NHS advice web page and UK Government's response web pages.  The Department of Health and Social Care Twitter page is also updated daily at 2pm.

The latest travel advice issued by the UK Government can also be found here

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council will continue to provide updates regarding changes to services and how to stay safe and well.

For general information about coronavirus disruption and support, please visit

For advice regarding scams:

Key Contacts:

AGE UK - Karen Dennis/Sharon Haggerty - 01226 776820 

DIAL - disability and  benefit form advice 01226 240273

CAB - Debt advice / / 03444 111 444

For help claiming Universal Credit please telephone 0800 144 8 444

Volunteer opportunities:

How to Help Safely -

Advice from the British Red Cross to help your neighbours:


There is a borough wide initiative was launched recently which aims to connect volunteers to suitable opportunities within their communities , further information can be found at

Information for Business:
Thurgoland Parish Council,
7 Apr 2020, 03:27
Dean Hughes,
22 Mar 2020, 04:07