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15/12/2020

Dear Parent/Carers,

  1. As promised, below is the information from Derbyshire County Council about the Winter Food Vouchers:

 

If you are a family on a low income you could get food vouchers for your children over the Christmas period. The money to pay for these vouchers has come from the government through its COVID-19 winter grant scheme which is over and above the other support schemes already provided by Derbyshire County Council.

 The family of every child who gets free school meals in Derbyshire schools because of low income can get a £30 food voucher for the Christmas holidays. You will get another voucher in February if you are still eligible, the amount will depend on the number of children who qualify at that time. Some other families are also eligible based on financial hardship.

You will receive vouchers if you meet one of the following criteria:

• Have a child aged 3 to 18 in a Derbyshire school (nursery to year 13), eligible for free school meals because of low household income.

• Have a child aged 3 or 4 not in a Derbyshire school nursery that receives free childcare and qualifies for 'pupil premium' based on low income (this is sometimes called 'economic funding').

 • Have a child aged 2 that is eligible for free 2-year-old childcare because of low household income.

You do not need to do anything if your child already meets these criteria (see our website for full terms and conditions). We will contact you and you should receive a payment by email or text message that should arrive by 21 December 2020. If you have children and you do not currently claim free school meals or means tested free childcare you may still be eligible.

 For full details of the scheme or to see what help and support is available, please visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/winter

 

  1. Please note that as from yesterday the Government have reduced the self-isolation period from 14 days to 10 days. See below:

 

Self-isolation is essential to reducing the spread of COVID as it breaks the chains of transmission. After reviewing the evidence, we are now confident that we can reduce the number of days that contacts self-isolate from 14 days to 10 days.

People who return from countries which are not on the travel corridor list should also self-isolate for 10 days instead of 14 days.

People who test positive should continue to self-isolate for 10 days from onset of symptoms or 10 days from point of taking a positive test if asymptomatic.

We urge everyone to self-isolate when appropriate, it will save lives.

 

  1. Reception parents please be advised that we are having further grounds work done over the Christmas Break to try and sort the mud problem out down by the bottom gate. Thank you for bearing with us!

 

  1. Thank you to you all for your charity donations – we raised £180 for Children In Need and £176 for Save the Children Christmas jumper day. Thank you again!

 

Wishing you a very relaxing Christmas break and a Happy New Year!

 

Mrs J.Allin


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