Wakefield Restrictions from 14 October 2020
1st Jan 1970
LOCAL RESTRICTIONS FOR WAKEFIELD DISTRICT
The Government announced yesterday that additional restrictions will be in place for the Wakefield district from Wednesday, 14 October, alongside neighbouring areas who also have high rates of infection. Wakefield is confirmed as Local Alert Level 2 (high alert) on the Government’s three tier alert system.
We’ve seen a surge in cases with 191.8 per 100,000 people now testing positive in Wakefield, compared to last week when it was 106.2 per 100,000.
The new alert level will see extra restrictions being imposed on Wakefield residents. This means that from Wednesday people in the Wakefield district cannot:
- socialise with anybody outside of their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
- socialise in a group of more than six outside, including in a garden or other spaces like parks
- Visit friends or family in care homes, other than in exceptional circumstances.
The rule of six still applies when meeting in outdoor settings, including in private gardens. People can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible.