Wakefield Council to launch social media campaign to celebrate the efforts made by residents who are staying at home

20/01/2021, PR-9798

Wakefield Council is launching a new social media campaign that encourages residents to stay at home and play at home to save lives. 

On Monday 25 January at 9.00am, the Council will ask residents to share images and videos of how they have been keeping busy during the third national lockdown. Whether it is baking a cake or building a DIY bar, the Council wants residents to share with others across social media.

The Wakefield district, along with the rest of England, was brought under national lockdown restrictions on 5 January 2021. The national restrictions called for everyone to stay at home and only leave for essential reasons.

The campaign aims to bring together residents across the district during a time when they are more likely to feel isolated. The campaign reinforces Wakefield’s strong community spirit and reminds residents to do their bit in the fight against coronavirus.  

Cllr Denise Jeffery
Cllr Denise Jeffery

Leader of Wakefield Council, Cllr Denise Jeffery, said: “It will be great to see all the different ways residents have been keeping busy during this lockdown. It has been a difficult time and we hope the campaign helps to tackle the lockdown fatigue that many are feeling. We believe it will provide people with great ideas for ways to have fun safely at home during the pandemic – and beyond.”

Residents can get involved on social media by tagging Wakefield Council in their post using @MyWakefield or by using the hashtag #StayHomePlayHome.