COVID-19 Education Information for Parents and Carers
In this section, you will find information and guidance to support you whilst looking after your families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Council has launched its Helping Hand scheme to give our most vulnerable families support with food and energy bills over the winter.
The scheme is supported by funding from the government COVID-19 Winter Grant.
The Helping Hand programme will provide food vouchers for:
- families with children
- young people registered for free school meals during the school Christmas holiday period
The vouchers are being distributed through schools. Schools are contacting parents before the end of term to give them the details of how to claim and activate the £30 digital food vouchers.
The digital food vouchers can be used at:
- Marks and Spencer Food
Vouchers can be split across multiple supermarkets.
What schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-school-closures
Guidance about maintaining educational provision for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England.