Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Council services and service changes

This page will be updated regularly with changes to Council services and amenities.

Bin collections, deliveries and repairs

All bin collections are currently being completed on schedule.

See Environment and Waste

Further information about the Garden Waste service

Recycling Centres

Household Waste Recycling Centres are open.

See Environment and Waste

Parks and Green Spaces

Parks, playgrounds and play areas are open. Sports courts, such as tennis and multi-use games areas and basketball courts, are open. You should follow social distancing guidelines when using any sports courts or tennis courts.

Car parks, toilets and hand washing facilities remain open where possible with regular cleaning taking place.

Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium is open.

Clifton Park Museum cafe, Rother Valley Country Park cafe and Thrybergh Country Park cafe are open for outdoor and indoor hospitality.

Clifton Park Museum is open.

Waleswood Camping and Caravan sites is open, including the onsite coffee shop.

Rotherham Theatre is open. More information is available on the Rotherham Theatres website.

Information on Boston Castle and Park

Rotherham Markets

Rotherham Market will be open Monday – Saturday 8:30am-5pm.

The Thursday Bazaar Market will be open from 10am until 4pm.

Further information about Rotherham Markets

Rotherham Libraries

All Rotherham libraries are open and have resumed their normal opening hours.

See latest information on library openings and Order and Collect service

Further information about other library services

You can now collect rapid lateral flow test kits from your local library. Click here to find out more.

Leisure Centres

Leisure Centres are open.

Further information about opening times can be found on the Places for People website.

Further guidance about indoor sport and exercise classes

Schools, Colleges and Early Years

Colleges as well as primary and secondary schools are open.

Early Years settings are open, including day nurseries, pre-schools, childminders, nursery schools and Foundation 1 classes in schools.

Arrangements for education in Rotherham

Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings

Weddings and Civil Partnerships

See Weddings and Civil Partnerships

Remembering Loved Ones

There are currently restrictions on funeral services.

See Registration and Funeral Services 

Cemeteries, Burial grounds and Crematoria

The eight Council-owned cemeteries are open. These are: East Herringthorpe, Maltby, Moorgate, Haugh Road, Greasbrough, Greasbrough Lane, Masbrough, Wath and East Herringthorpe. The East Herringthorpe crematorium building is closed except for when funerals are taking place.

Bereavement Listening Service

If you have lost a loved one during the coronavirus pandemic, you can talk to a trained therapist who can offer emotional health and wellbeing support.

Freephone 0800 048 5224

Visit the Listening Service website 

Help with Council Tax

Depending on your household's individual circumstances, you may be elegible for sources of support.

Council Tax Support (hardship fund): if you are a working age recipient of Local Council Tax Support payments you will receive additional Council Tax support of £200 which will be deducted from your current year (2020/21) Council Tax bill. This includes people who are newly eligible for Local Council Tax support.

Find out more about Household Financial Support

Reporting Business Concerns

Report concerns on businesses operating social distancing:

  • Daytime between 8.30am and 6pm: 01709 823118, or where the issue relates to a food business, 01709 823164
  • Out of hours, between 6pm and 12am (midnight): 01709 823140

Find out more on the Housing page