Emergency school closures

Coronavirus update

Child care for vital workers

Emergency childcare is available for vulnerable who cannot be safely cared for at home. 

Even for key workers, provision will only be made in schools or settings or other settings where there is no safe alternative for your family.

More information about emergency childcare

Free school meals

If you currently get free school meals for your child/children, during the Coronavirus pandemic we will pay an amount equivalent to the cost of your child’s free school meal into your bank account every week. You will need to provide us with your bank details to do this.

Provide us with your bank details online for free school meal payments

If you are think that you are eligible to claim free school meals but have not submitted a claim yet, please complete the free school meals online form.

Children attending the key workers childcare in schools will continue to receive school meals when they attend.

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