Coronavirus: Free School Meals – what are the supermarket vouchers and how do they work?

Earlier this month, the government announced that schools would be shut to all pupils except those whose parents are considered key workers, according to Independent.

This led to concern among headteachers and campaigners as to how low-income families would continue to feed their children during the coronavirus lockdown.

On 31 March, the Department of Education began to roll out the scheme, sending more than a million vouchers to supermarkets across the country.

The vouchers are available to all primary and secondary school pupils in England who qualify for free school meals and are not able to attend lessons because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The vouchers are worth £15-a-week, equivalent to £3 per day, for each child eligible. This means that if you have two children eligible, then you are entitled to £30 of vouchers per week which can only be used during term-time.

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