13th July 2020
Guidance on the protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
We have updated the protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings guidance with more information on group sizes and the considerations that need to be made, and the opening of indoor sports facilities from 25 July, including indoor gyms, sports courts and fitness and dance studios.
If your school or college operates outdoors, you should also refer to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s guidance for the public on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England.
Free school meals over the summer period for pupils leaving their current education setting
The Covid Summer Food Fund will enable children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals to be supported over the summer holiday period. This includes providing support where needed for year 6, year 11 and year 13 pupils who were confirmed as eligible and claiming benefits-related free school meals during the summer term, regardless of whether they remain registered with the school.
Where applicable, the school that the pupil is leaving is responsible for ordering the pupil’s free school meals for the Covid Summer Food Fund at least one week before the end of the school term.
Please read all emails from Edenred to ensure that your orders have been processed correctly.
Guidance on the exceptional costs associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
We have updated the guidance on the exceptional costs associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Schools will be able to claim for costs relating to the summer holidays that are not covered by the Covid Summer Food Fund in the autumn.
Where schools are ordering alternative vouchers for the summer holidays, these orders must be placed one week before the school summer term ends.
If schools arrange food parcels in the summer holidays, these can only be ordered for children in receipt of free school meals and orders must be placed before the summer holidays begin.