Our latest guidance for schools is set out below:
Provision for free school meals is ordinarily term time only. However, during the Easter holidays the department met the costs of offering free school meals to eligible pupils not attending school during term time weeks. This was in recognition of the unprecedented levels of disruption and uncertainty for schools during this time. Whether or not such a measure continues to be appropriate in future holiday periods will be confirmed in due course.
These are rapidly developing circumstances. We continue to keep the situation under review and will keep Parliament updated accordingly.