National FSM Scheme During COVID 19 Trust Partial Closure
The Government has devised a national FSM voucher scheme for the duration of the Trust closure due to the COVID 19 outbreak. This scheme came into effect week commencing 6th April 2020.
The scheme is being managed by an organisation called Edenred on the Government's behalf.
We will therefore supply the details of our families entitled to FSM to Edenred. Edenred will then email the main parent, guardian or carer of each family with an e-code. This e-code can be redeemed for an e-voucher for use at one of the main supermarkets.
Please be aware that the Edenred system is currently experiencing large volumes of requests and their system is not responding quickly. However the e-codes have now been ordered and you should receive an email soon with the e-code enclosed. The e-codes have been ordered for four weeks from 6th April - 1st May. They are for £15 per week per pupil or student.
We will use the email address of the main parent, guardian or carer to issue the codes. If you need to update the email address details held on our records, please email the School or College directly, as a matter of urgency so this can be followed up.
Indeed, if you do not have an email address, please let us know as soon as possible via the School or College email that alternative arrangements can be made to purchase the e-vouchers and forward these by post.
To view the Government guidance, please click on the link below: