National lockdown restrictions are in place as of 5 January 2021.
This will see schools and colleges move to remote learning from tomorrow except for the children of key workers and the most vulnerable.
People are being urged to 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
- volunteering - you can also leave home to provide voluntary or charitable services
- you can leave home to visit people in your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one), to provide informal childcare for children under 14 as part of a childcare bubble (for example, to enable parents to work, and not to enable social contact between adults), to provide care for disabled or vulnerable people, to provide emergency assistance, to attend a support group (of up to 15 people), or for respite care where that care is being provided to a vulnerable person or a person with a disability, or is a short break in respect of a looked-after child
- support groups that have to be delivered in person can continue with up to 15 participants where formally organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support - but they must take place at a premises other than a private home. Where a group includes someone covered by an exception (for example, someone who is working or volunteering), they are not generally counted as part of the gatherings limit
- 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
- organised outdoor sport for disabled people is allowed to continue
- 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.
You can contact Wakefield Council with any queries regarding businesses and residents by calling 0345 8 506 506. Wakefield Council has published FAQs on the lockdown restrictions, these can be accessed here.
To find out more about the national restrictions, please visit the gov.uk website.