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Stay at Home - National lockdown now in place

The entire Wakefield district will be under national lockdown restrictions from 00:01 Tuesday 5 January. 

The latest national lockdown, which will also include the closure of all schools, means people must stay at home, with a limited set of exemptions: 

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible

Nurseries will remain open, and childcare bubbles can remain in place. Clinically extremely vulnerable people are also being told to shield again. 

We are now working to ensure as many services as possible can remain open, in-line with the national restrictions, and will be continuing to support residents, businesses and communities. Details of any changes to council services will be communicated as soon as possible.

Information on all changes to services or closures can be found here

For frequently asked questions click here

To find out more about the national restrictions, visit

For information on what financial support is available for businesses, click here