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COVID-19 Update, News & Support

14 Jan 2021
Our industry has never faced such a massive challenge, and my colleagues in NSG and I all want to send a message of support to our members our partners, suppliers and associates and especially to school catering teams throughout the UK.

This is a time of deep concern both within our industry and for our families and friends. Whatever your role in school food, the impact of the coronavirus is massive and changing daily. During this crisis we will work constantly to bring you trusted advice, clear information and every support for when we get back to normal – whatever and whenever that may be.

As the situation develops you can be sure that we will stay in touch, keep talking to the Government and share news of innovative ideas or advice that may help you cope and plan for the day schools fully reopen.  

The NSG have conducted a member survey to get feedback on the Government response to the Covid-19 situation.  You can view the results here.

We want to hear from you
In return please do send us good news stories of all that you and your teams are doing – please keep to less than 100 words and we will post them on our website and on social media with your permission. I want to ensure that the good we do as an industry is not dismissed and is celebrated as it should be.


Read latest good news stories


Advice & Support

If there are any specific areas you would like us to investigate, comment on or offer advice please do not hesitate to contact us please allow up to 48 hours for us to respond either directly to you or we will post relevant information and updates to this page.


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Covid-19 updates from LACA

14th January 2021
Latest School Food Parcel Guidance from LACA

13th January 2021
LACA supports DfE complaints procedure for FSM parcels

12th January 2021
LACA respond to school meals parcels concerns

7th January 2021
Updated Government guidance on FSM

25th November 2020
LACA chairman welcomes Covid Winter Grant scheme

23rd November 2020
Government Covid-19 Update

20th November 2020

We are pleased that in the latest guidance for schools,  DfE direct that schools should be using their school caterers for provision of meal packs for children isolating away from school.  Please see the full guidance for schools here.

9th November 2020

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Get ready to claim

HMRC Webinar - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

6th November 2020

HMRC Webinar - Employee travel and working from home

Government extends furlough to March and increases self-employed support

2nd November 2020
Government extends support schemes during national restrictions

12th October 2020
PMs statement on new Covid Restrictions

HM Revenue & Customs COVID-19 Support - latest update bulletin

ARCHIVE: COVID UPDATES MARCH 2020 - JUNE 2020