Take 5

Our towns and city centre are doing everything they can to be COVID secure, for reopening.

To protect everyone we have extra measures in place:

  • Our friendly Marshals will be patrolling our busy areas. They are there to keep everyone safe and reinforce social distancing rules. If you feel vulnerable they are there to help.
  • We have installed signage at the entrances of our highest footfall retail areas to remind visitors to keep protecting each other.
  • Our businesses have been supported to reopen safely and our enforcement teams will be carrying out safety checks to ensure they are COVID secure.

Take 5 is for anyone out and about who may feel over whelmed, anxious or just need to step away from a busy area we have the Take 5 initiative. There are businesses and locations across the district that offer a quiet space for people while out and about, with staff trained to offer assistance.

Our take 5 Champions include; Wakefield BIDs Street Angels, PCSO's and  our very own Street Marshalls. Feel free to approach them for guidance and help.

Current Take 5 Venues are our libraries in;

  • Airedale
  • Castleford
  • Featherstone
  • Hemsworth
  • Horbury
  • Normanton
  • Ossett
  • Pontefract
  • Sandal
  • South Elmsall
  • Stanley
  • Wakefield

When you're out and about please protect each by

  • Keeping your hands clean
  • Keeping your face covered
  • Giving space