Given the current economic position and number of increased redundancies, some children may become eligible for FSM after schools have closed for the summer. The message below – advises what a parent should do if they become eligible for FSMs during the summer holiday period.
Information for parents/Carers: Free School Meals –
If your circumstances change and you think your child is eligible for free school meals after the schools close for the summer break you need to apply for FSMs using the link below
If you are eligible, you will receive a notification confirming this. During school’s summer holiday period, you will be sent vouchers by Liverpool City Council on a fortnightly basis.
Open letter to all parents from Simon O’Brien, Liverpool City Region Cycling and Walking Commissioner
Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
We have published guidance for providers that run community activities, holiday clubs, after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school provision for children. We are aware many providers are already considering what protective measures to put in place to allow them to reopen more widely and as safely as possible during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
This new guidance will support their planning and advises on practical steps they can take to minimise the risk to children, staff and parents who attend. Providers who open should implement this new guidance from the end of summer term, when state schools in their local area have closed. Until then, while schools are open in a provider’s local area, they should follow the same protective measures as schools to limit different groups of children mixing.
We have also published guidance for parents and carers setting out what they need to know about changes to after-school clubs, holiday clubs, tuition, community activities and other out-of-school settings for children and young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We have included information on what clubs and activities children and young people can attend, and what new safety measures parents and carers can expect them to have in place.
The guidance for providers can be found here:
The guidance for parents and carers can be found here:
Updated guidance on what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
We have updated the guidance on what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We have added content on summer provision, school uniform and a package of support worth £1 billion to support pupils to catch up. We have updated content on school meals and the Covid Summer Food Fund.
The guidance can be found here:
Half-term provision for primary aged children
During the half-term period from Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May there will be a limited number of places for primary children aged 5 to 11.
There are a limited number of 72 places available for children where there are two key worker parents both working out of the home at the same time next week.
- North: Rice Lane Farm – 20 places. Open 9am to 4pm – available Bank Holiday Monday if sufficient demand. Cost: £20 per day per place.
- Central: Out of this World, Joseph Lappin Centre. Open 8am to 6pm – up to 32 places. Available Bank Holiday Monday if sufficient demand. Cost £20 per day per place.
- South: Five for Families Speke – 20 places. Open 9am to 4pm – available Bank Holiday Monday if sufficient demand. Cost: £30 per day per place.
Places are only available in exceptional circumstances. Places will be allocated on prioritised need for key critical workers and first come first served. Please email Judith.Boyce@si.liverpool.gov.uk to discuss a place.
Staff who have worked in all types of education settings for the last three months need a break during half term and some will also be working to prepare their school for opening to key workers children and vulnerable.
Employers, including those of key workers, should also recognise that their staff need a break. As above we will do all we can to accommodate those with no alternative options.