From Thursday 24 February, all remaining restrictions to manage serious risk of illness from the spread of COVID-19 ended.

For schools, this means that face coverings are no longer recommended to be worn by pupils and staff and students in most education and childcare settings no longer have to test twice a week.

For more information, visit the governments Living with COVID announcement.

The latest guidance to support education and childcare providers, local authorities and parents can be accessed using the links below:

School transport

We must all work together to help ease demand on our road and transport networks. We're urging parents, carers and pupils to consider active travel options like walking, cycling or scooting where possible, use public transport, and plan your journey ahead of time.

Active travel

Walking, cycling and scooting are great ways to get around, while keeping active, on the school run.  

By choosing to walk, cycle or scoot to school or work, instead of driving, you can help reduce the pressure on our road and transport networks - as well as improving your health and helping to protect our environment.

Think ahead - is your journey short enough to leave your car at home? Walking, cycling or scooting a short distance may be quicker than driving during busier times.

We are working to make it safer and easier for you to walk and cycle more. Find out more about how to cycle safely and view our new cycle map on our website.

School and public transport

If you travel to school or college by public bus, please remember to:

  • plan ahead
  • follow safety guidance
  • try to avoid busy times

Operators have safety measures in place on buses to help keep passengers as safe as possible.

If travelling by bus, consider travelling outside of peak times as these services may be quieter. Remember that timetable changes may also be in place, so leave a bit more time for your journey, and check before you travel.

See the government's safer travel guidance for passengers for more information.

Plan your journey 

Plan ahead and always check your travel options in advance. There may be an increase in the amount of traffic on the road at peak times, so make sure you check if there are any changes to routes in case of any temporary traffic or road restrictions.

If you're using public transport - plan ahead, visit

We are committed to continuing to provide safe home to school transport, if you have any queries, please email our education team.

Early years, nursery and childminder provision

The My Life Warrington team can advise on available early years childcare places. 

The places available can change rapidly, so for the most up to date information please call 01925 443131.

Parents and carers of pupils with SEND

More information about education and assessments, transport, health services, early help, and payments and budgets can be viewed on Warrington's Local Offer website - Ask Ollie.

Useful resources - My Life Warrington

There are some resources available to help you to talk to your child about school. These include useful tips about how to cope if children feel anxious, or if they are feeling overwhelmed. 

We have a central contact point for all coronavirus-related education enquiries:

You can email our education team or call 01925 442211. We aim to respond to your questions within one working day.