Warrington is currently subject to the national lockdown restrictions: please stay at home

More information about what this means for residents and businesses can be viewed on the government's website.

Leaving home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

  • shop for essentials, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person outdoors. This should be limited to once per day and you shouldn't travel outside of your local area
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare - for those who are eligible


Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of key workers. All other children will learn remotely from home until February half term. Early years settings will remain open.

Higher education provision will remain online until mid February for all, except future critical worker courses.

Clinically extremely vulnerable

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise, or if it is essential. You should not attend work.

If you need support to safely stay at home during this time, find out more about our Safe and Well service and how we can support you.

Meeting others

You cannot leave your home to meet with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason. You may exercise outdoors on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.

What does this mean for businesses?

The national lockdown means that many businesses and venues must close, though some businesses can continue to operate with restrictions in place.

Don't forget the basics

  • Maintain excellent hand hygiene – wash or sanitise your hands regularly
  • Keep your distance – try and keep two metres away from people outside your household, or household support bubble, at all times
  • Wear a face covering where appropriate, unless exempt on health grounds, including on public transport and in shops