This guidance will help schools and local authorities to continue providing free school meals to eligible pupils where:
the pupil has to stay at home because they and/or wider family members are displaying coronavirus (COVID-19) related symptoms
the school is only open for certain groups or is closed temporarily
Be aware of scam emails
We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following:
‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.
We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.