From Tuesday 22 September, there will be new coronavirus restrictions for Warrington.
Visit the coronavirus page for more information about these important new measures.
The council is working closely with schools in the borough to manage confirmed cases of coronavirus.
Schools and colleges have re-opened for students across all year groups, with safety measures in place to help reduce the spread of viruses, like coronavirus (COVID-19).
Cllr Matt Smith, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “We are aware that there are some confirmed cases in schools and are working closely with school leaders at this time. Our schools have been fantastic in following the guidance and adapting to new ways of working to welcome students back safely.
“We know that for some this will be a worrying time, but we are confident that schools are well-prepared to manage any suspected, or confirmed, cases of coronavirus within school communities. They have all undertaken appropriate risk assessments and have robust plans in place to support and protect students and staff.
“I would like to encourage parents, carers and guardians, unless told otherwise by your child’s school, and providing that they are well and showing no symptoms, to ensure all students attend school as normal.
“It is also vital that everyone continues to follow the government’s guidance on social distancing, good hand hygiene, and wearing face coverings, to keep ourselves and others as safe as possible. If you have coronavirus symptoms, no matter how mild, please ensure you follow the guidance and book a test.”
To manage the risks, schools and colleges have put in place a range of protective measures to ensure classrooms are as safe as possible for everyone. These include:
Schools will maintain social distancing as far as is possible, which will support the efforts that families should be making at home to adhere to the national social distancing guidelines.
The government has issued guidance for parents, carers and students about schools re-opening, which can be viewed on the on the government's website.
For more information about the reopening of schools in Warrington, visit the education page of our website.