Covid 19 extension to free school meals

On 20 April 2020 the Government published guidance confirming the temporary extension of free school meals during the Covid- 19 crisis to certain families with no recourse to public funds. This guidance can be found here and here.

This extension was made in response to MG&Co’s letter threatening judicial review on behalf of six children. The extension has been in place since 6 April 2020 and, according to the Government, will last until schools reopen.

Read here for more information.

We have worked with leading charities Project 17 and Hackney Migrant Centre to prepare template letters and guidance which can be used by families and advocates to access school meals.

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