Food parcels for isolating pupils in Teeside

Outwood Academy Normanby in Teeside is preparing food hampers for eligible self isolating children, after it sent home pupils from year 8 following a positive coronavirus case.

The parcels, which can be collected from the school by parents with no Covid symptoms, has enough food for two weeks.

A letter to parents reads: "Thank you for your continued patience and understanding following last week’s Public Health guidance for our Year 8 to stay at home and self-isolate, with a return to school on Monday, 21 September.

"I am pleased to inform you that we have been working closely with our catering provider, Robertson FM to ensure that students who are eligible to receive free school meals are able to access lunch provision during their self-isolation period.

"I can confirm that a food hamper, that contains the equivalent of two weeks’ worth of school meals, is available for collection at the school on Monday 14 September between 11am – 12noon, for those families with a Year 8 child eligible for free school meals.

"Please can you arrange for you, or a family member/friend who is not self-isolating, to come and collect the hamper at some point in the one hour time slot on Monday.

"For obvious reasons this person should not be your Year 8 child."

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