8 APRIL 2020 (10:00)

The following advice has been shared by the Government which you may find useful:

Procurement Policy Note – Supplier relief due to COVID-19
(Action Note PPN 02/20 March 2020)

This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. Contracting authorities must act now to ensure suppliers at risk are in a position to resume normal contract delivery once the outbreak is over.

View the Policy Note on the website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): free school meals guidance for schools

We know that schools are concerned about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on pupils eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

This guidance explains what schools should do to make sure eligible pupils have continued access to free school meals where the pupil is not attending school.

Information regarding which pupils should continue to attend school is available in the guidance on maintaining educational provision. Schools which are open for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children should provide meal options for staff and children who are in school, and free school meals for all eligible pupils in attendance. Further details are set out in the guidance.

View the free school meals guidance on the website.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch.