Covid-19 direct payment scheme for families eligible for free school meals

On 26 March the Minister for Communities and the Minister for Education announced plans to make sure families do not experience hardship as a result of schools closing.

The direct payments scheme will ensure families eligible for free school meals will receive direct payments into bank accounts during the period of term time school closures due to Coronavirus.  Press release - 26 March 2020

Frequently asked questions

Further information on the free school meals direct payment scheme is available in the frequently asked questions document.


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