Update on National Restrictions:
Government announcement: The COVID-19 Winter plan states that national restrictions can be lifted on 2 December. This is only possible because everyone's efforts during the current restrictions in England have slowed the spread of the virus and eased the pressure on the NHS. On 2 December at 00:01am, across all of England, regardless of tier:
a. The stay at home requirement will end, with domestic and international travel being permitted again subject to guidance in each tier.
b. Shops, personal care, gyms and the wider leisure sector will reopen.
c. Collective worship, weddings and outdoor sports can resume, subject to social distancing.
d. People will no longer be limited to seeing only one other person in outdoor public spaces - the rule of 6 will now apply as it did in the previous set of tiers.
It is essential that you continue to follow the national restrictions until that point
This page will be updated regularly in line with government announcements.
You must stay at home with a limited set of exemptions:
Only leave home for food, medical reasons, exercise, education, work, to care for a vulnerable person or in case of an emergency. When shopping for
essentials please consider shopping at off peak times (evenings not weekends).
To visit your
- Work from home if you can
- Avoid travel unless essential
The restrictions mean:
For a full breakdown of the national restrictions click here
To find support for your business visit here.
You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with the people you live with your support bubble or, when on your own, 1 person from another household. Children under 5, as well as disabled people dependent on round-the-clock care are not counted towards the limit on two people meeting outside.
Information about exercise:
You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with your household and support bubble, or when on your own, 1 person from another household.
Enjoy the countryside our district has to offer. At weekends, our country parks can be busy, there are so many other parks to discover: https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/sport-health-and-leisure/leisure-centres-and-facilities/parks-and-countryside
Making your own stories is the best, why not take inspiration from these adventurers?:
Have your own pirate adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnGEpADwPVk&list=PLilikhJ0zt31Mg1PyM0467MLIYu8OUKxl&index=2
Find your inner witch or wizard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQQDFM_UN94&list=PLilikhJ0zt31Mg1PyM0467MLIYu8OUKxl&index=3
Dare you roam with the dinosaurs in your imagination? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNiJMeGeMmk&list=PLilikhJ0zt31Mg1PyM0467MLIYu8OUKxl&index=4
Be the king or queen of your own castle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V-HXhqY8Xs&list=PLilikhJ0zt31Mg1PyM0467MLIYu8OUKxl&index=5
Remember to also follow these five simple rules -
Maintain regular handwashing
Wear a face covering, if you can, in any enclosed public space
Maintain social distancing, wherever possible
Avoid any hugging or close contact with anyone outside your household
Avoid car sharing with anyone outside your household
Look out for symptoms. If you have any sign of a high temperature, new continuous cough or loss of taste or smell, please take action now, by isolating immediately and getting a test by accessing local testing or by visiting
nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119.
The local testing service is available from Monday to Friday and bookings for appointments can be made at www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 01924 224497.
Help us to reduce the spread of COVID-19
We need you to help us identify where we need to focus our support to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If something is worrying you or you see something you would like us to look at please get in touch to ask for support and to share this information on 0345 8 506506.
You can find out which council services are affected
Support for businesses: