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Staying Safe

Published on 23 November 2020 01:24 PM

Age UK Wakefield District is concerned that all it's service users, staff & volunteers stay safe during Covid-19 (coronavirus) lockdown.

We all need to follow advice from the government, Public Health England and the NHS to stay safe, this is updated on a regular basis. You can keep up to date by visiting

Wakefield, along with the rest of England is under national restrictions until 2 December 2020 when it is expected it will return to a regional tiered approach.

The national measures are being brought in to reduce day-to-day contact between people in a bid to reduce the growing rates of infection across England and avoid the NHS becoming overwhelmed.

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
  • To visit your support bubble
  • Work from home if you can
  •  Avoid travel unless essential

The restrictions mean:

  • All non-essential retail, pubs, restaurants, entertainment venues and leisure facilities will close. Venues operating as takeaways or for delivery can remain open for those purposes.
  • Other businesses including building and manufacturing can remain open provided they follow Government guidance.  
  • Early years, schools and further and higher education will remain open.
  • There will be further restrictions on household mixing. You must not socialise with anyone outside of your household or support bubble indoors. You can meet one other person from another household
  • Vulnerable people are asked to minimise their contact with others.

    We must all ACT NOW to reduce the spread of COVID-19!