Parents, carers and pupils are being reminded to continue following social distancing guidelines when on the school run.

Boston Borough Council has provided banners to schools to remind parents/carers to practice social distancing. They are encouraged to follow school guidelines on where to wait for their children and to keep their distance from others. Some schools have also introduced measures such as staggered pick up times and year/group bubbling.

In addition, children aged 11 and above who are using public transport are encouraged to wear face coverings and stay within their bubbles.

Leader of Boston Borough Council, Cllr Paul Skinner, said: “We are pleased that many children are continuing to be taught at school, but it is vital that they stick to their bubbles outside of school and that parents and carers follow social distancing guidelines in the school grounds. We have all been affected by the ongoing pandemic and parents and carers are continuing to play an important role in the fight against coronavirus.

“We all need to do our bit to stop the spread of the virus so we are able to return to our normal daily lives sooner.”

Cllr Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Lincolnshire County Council’s executive member for children’s services, added: “Throughout this year children and young people have adjusted quickly and shown great strength, with the support of parents, carers and schools. We know it can be difficult to get pupils to socially distance on the way to and from school, but we need to do all we can to ensure we don’t undermine the hard work we’ve all put in to reduce infection levels.”

Children with coronavirus symptoms must self-isolate and get a test as quickly as possible. They must continue to self-isolate until they get their results. If your child tests positive, they must continue to self-isolate and you should follow government advice and inform your child’s school as soon as possible.