If pupils who are eligible for free school meals then parents/carers can get assistance to buy food whilst they are not at school. This will be a £30 voucher per pupil that will be received via text to a mobile phone and this can be exchanged for cash at any PayPoint outlet.
Warwickshire County Council are currently offering 6 weeks of support as they do not know how long schools will be closed for.
You can apply for the vouchers by contacting the Local Welfare Scheme Team on 0800 408 1448 or 01926 359182. Alternatively you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will ask you for each child's name, date of birth and a valid mobile number.
The Local Welfare Scheme Team are experiencing a high volume of enquiries at the moment so please be patient when trying to contact them. You can contact them anytime during the 6 weeks and you will still be eligible for the full amount.
To find your nearest PayPoint store please visit https://consumer.paypoint.com/