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DfE lays out school meals guidance for 8th March return

23rd Feb 2021 - 08:26
The Department for Education has laid out guidance and expectations for the delivery of school meals as the country exits the third lockdown.

The DfE statement relating to school food service: 'We expect kitchens to be fully open and normal legal requirements will apply to the provision of food for pupils, including ensuring food meets the standards for school food in England'.

This includes for those eligible for: 

  • benefits-related free school meals 
  • universal infant free school meals 

School kitchens should follow the guidance for food businesses on coronavirus (Covid-19). Caterers should also continue to provide free school meal support to pupils who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals and who are learning at home during term time.

The full guidance can be found here:

Written by
Edward Waddell