Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

Sandal Castle

Last updated: Tuesday 17 March

Following the suggested measures from the government on COVID-19, many organised event and activities taking place in the Wakefield district may be cancelled or postponed, venue opening times may change and there may be some temporary closures. Please check with venues and event organisers before travelling.

Please note all planned Council events are cancelled across the district until further notice. For further information please visit

Experience Wakefield is here to provide information to you and to support our tourism, arts and cultural venues during this very difficult time. We will continue to share notifications as they happen over the coming weeks.

Further resources

Visit the official UK government website for the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak and advice for travellers, or take a look at the frequently asked questions on coronavirus on the NHS website.

Advice for tourism and event businesses affected by COVID-19 can be found HERE.