Covid 19 – Second Lockdown, message from Warrington Borough Council

By November 2, 2020 No Comments

Dear All


Following the Prime Minister’s announcements on 31 October 2020, I write to update you from a local perspective.


  • The national lockdown restrictions will come into force at midnight on 4 November 2020.  The local restrictions we had agreed with Government to be put into place at midnight tonight, will be delayed until midnight on 4 November 2020.
  • I have advised staff wherever possible and practicable to work at home.  All main Council buildings will remain open with reduced opening hours.
  • All LiveWire and Culture Warrington  facilities including Libraries will close.
  • Children’s play areas/grounds will remain open as will Walton Hall grounds.
  • The Market at Time Square will remain open for essential shopping purposes – (fruit, veg, butchers only)
  • Schools, colleges and universities will remain open
  • Places of worship will close except for private prayer.
  • The Crematorium and Cemeteries will remain open.
  • Community Recycling Centres will remain open and our waste collections will continue.
  • Financial support measures for businesses as previously agreed will remain.  We will be publicising our arrangements later in the week.
  • The national shielding programme will be much smaller than in March-May.  It will be focused on extremely clinically vulnerable individuals.  I would expect this to cover about 3,000 individuals in our Borough.  There is no national food box support.
  • Our Adult/Children’s Social Care remain under significant pressures.  It is responding really well due to the great efforts of staff.


I hope this helps at this stage.  Further details will follow.


Take care.  Beat the bug.






Professor Steven Broomhead MBE

Chief Executive

Warrington Borough Council