Avoid a local lockdown

Do not make visits to other people's homes or gardens. Restrictions on care home visiting are not being relaxed. Those who are shielding should continue to take extra care.

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2. Free school meals

Oldham Council has worked closely with schools since the coronavirus outbreak to continue to provide free school meals for those that are eligible.

Temporary extention to free school meals

The government has announced a temporary extention to free school meals access. This extension is temporarily in place to support families facing difficulties due to the current unique circumstances. It covers both children who are attending school and children who are at home. Please follow the link to the government website, which outlines eligibility and explains the latest extention to the scheme.

If you feel you are eligible, please complete the application form.

We are providing packed lunches on school sites and a big thank you goes out to our catering staff for making this happen.

There is also a voucher scheme in place which allows people, who want the alternative to packed lunches, to claim up to £15 a week.

Each school is administering its own voucher scheme and so enquiries should be directed to them in the first instance.

Where appropriate, Oldham foodbanks are available for those in critical need: