Children to get £15 a week voucher to replace school meals during coronavirus lockdown

Parents of children who get free school meals will be issued with vouchers to cover the cost of feeding their little ones while they are at home, the Mirror is reporting.

The vouchers will be worth £15 a week – working out at £3 a weekday – which is slightly more than schools are paid for meals per child.

The vouchers should work at all major supermarkets and look set to be provided by a third party the Government has hired, head teachers have been told.

Pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 at Government-funded schools get them automatically, while children who have parents in receipt of certain benefits, such as Universal Credit or working tax credit, also qualify.

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