South Gloucestershire council have been working alongside headteachers to prepare for children to return to classrooms, this week.

South Gloucestershire Streetcare team have helped the transition back to school, by introducing social distancing measures, at school entrances and on nearby roads.

These include reminders of the two metre rule on signs and on pavements outside 29 primary schools.

Particular schools have been prioritised because of their location in a busy area or because they have narrow access.

A spokesperson for South Gloucestershire Council said:

“Primary schools in South Gloucestershire have been working hard to prepare for the reopening and by Friday, June 5, 85-per-cent of our maintained schools will be open to pupils beyond those who are children of key workers.

“We are encouraged that schools in our area have responded well to the reopening strategy, which has been developed in partnership with local school leaders for the benefit of all primary schools.

"We also know that schools have appreciated the support and guidance provided by our teams during this very challenging period.

"It’s great to see that schools in all areas across South Gloucestershire are welcoming children in the priority year groups back into school to finish the academic year.”