Providing free school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

This guidance explains how schools can support pupils eligible for free school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The latest update includes:

  • Providing meals for pupils attending school
  • Water
  • Support for pupils who have to stay at home
  • Free meals for further education students
  • Providing food parcels through the school catering team or food provider
  • Providing local vouchers
  • National voucher scheme
  • Covering additional costs
  • Period the support should cover
  • Using funding for supplier relief
  • Free school meal eligibility
  • Support for families
  • Expansion of the Holiday Activities and Food programme

To read the full government guidance, please click here.