Wakefield Council urges residents to accept vaccine to fight new strain

Residents across the district are being encouraged to continue doing all they can to combat the spread of Covid-19 as some lockdown restrictions remain in place.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 2:23 pm
The council has urged people to accept the vaccine.
The council has urged people to accept the vaccine.

Despite hopes that all remaining restrictions might be lifted on June 21, a recent rapid rise in the number of cases of the new Covid-19 Delta variant has forced the Government to delay this until July 19. This will be reviewed no later than July 12.

Now, local health experts are stressing that whilst people may be disappointed by the news, it is essential everyone plays their part in the ongoing fight against Covid-19.

Coun Denise Jeffery leader of Wakefield Council, said: “There is no doubt that many people will be frustrated by this latest news. I am extremely aware that residents and businesses across our district have experienced some extremely challenging times.

“I would like to thank everyone for their patience and continued hard work. It is easy to become complacent but we must remember that we still have relatively high case rates across the district so please keep going and protect each other.”