ACROSS Warrington, there are 49 school settings with confirmed coronavirus cases, Warrington Borough Council has confirmed.

The data, collected today, Wednesday, also reveals how 1,487 school pupils are isolating.

The settings with confirmed cases includes seven early years, nursery or pre-school sites, 27 primary schools, nine high schools, three further education settings and three specialist or alternative provisions.

Of these, two early years sites and two specialist provisions are closed as a result.

Warrington Guardian:

A spokesperson for Warrington Borough Council said: "We are working closely with schools that are managing confirmed cases of coronavirus within their school communities.

"These schools are in close communication with the parents, carers and guardians of pupils who are affected.

"If positive cases of coronavirus are confirmed, schools are following the correct procedures and implementing their risk assessments, which may require sending class year groups or ‘bubbles’ home to isolate, as per government guidance.

"Parents, carers and guardians are advised to check their child’s school website regularly for any updates, and be assured that school leaders will keep you informed and updated, as and when they have any new or relevant information to share."