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My child is entitled to free school meals, can they still access these? (COVID-19)

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The Department of Education has made temporary arrangements relating to provision of free school meals for eligible children who cannot attend school because of the coronavirus outbreak.  A financial payment of £2.70 per child per day is provided fortnightly through a direct payments scheme run by the EA which has been contacting parents.   This arrangement will last for up to 30 days with effect from 26th March 2020. 

Further information can be found here: https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/free-school-meals-payment-scheme

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