Non-operational dates 2022/23

Non-operational dates for Home to School Transport, Catering and EA Non-Hazardous Waste Contract 2022/2023.

These dates are based on an assumption of a ‘normal’ school year. If government advice impacts these dates, schools will be notified as promptly as possible. 

On these dates school meals, Home to School transport (including transport for statemented pupils) and EA Non-Hazardous Waste Contract Services ID: 3430459 supplied by RiverRidge will not operate.

Translink bus/train passes will not be valid on these dates also.

If schools on RiverRidge Waste Contract Services ID: 3430459 require a collection during these closure periods a request should be made to

Dates No. of Non-Operational Days

All of August


31 October 2022 & 1 November 2022


22 December 2022 - 3 January 2023


16 February 2023 - 17 February 2023

17 March 2023 1
6 April 2023 - 14 April 2023 7
01 May 2023 1
29 May 2023 1
All of July 2023 21
Total 67
  • Individual schools have discretion for determining exact holidays within the guidelines however if a school chooses to open on a non-operational date, they must make parents aware that these services will not be available.
  • For 2022/2023 the total school holiday entitlement is 71 days. This leaves 4 days for optional closure at the discretion of the school and these should be marked as such on your calendar return.
  • School calendar returns and queries should be directed to Schools should also liaise with their local EA Transport Office to confirm the arrangements that will apply in their case.
Last updated: 15/07/2022