Roads around schools at drop off and pick up times are often dominated by cars - badly parked and contributing to dangerous levels of congestion and pollution.
This can make the walk to school feel unsafe at the best of times - but the need to maintain two-metres physical distance has heightened the need for action.
There are lots of ways that routes to school can be improved from introducing a 20mph speed limit, to setting up a Controlled Parking Zone or closing the road to motor traffic through a 'School Streets' scheme.
Here we have everything you need to make the roads outside your local school safer.
Covid-19 and social distancing mean we need streets outside schools to be less congested and safer for children.
Write directly to your council to call for them to use existing powers to make this happen.
School street closure schemes - where cars are prevented from going up to the school gates at drop off and pick up times – have been successfully trialled in towns and cities in the UK.
How our local Living Streets group helped transform a neglected patch into a well-loved play space and part of a safe route to school.