School Meals on Eat Out to Help Out


18th August 2020

Dundee City Council is announcing that school lunches will be half price on certain dates this month as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, starting from today. 

The UK Government initiative allows registered premises to offer a 50% reduction on the costs of Meals and soft drinks for specific days each week during the month of August.

The scheme equally applies to school canteens where meals are purchased both in Primary, Special and Secondary schools.

Working on a Monday to Wednesday rotation Dundee pupils will be able to buy lunches at half price on the following dates: August 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 & 31.

Credit will be applied to Parent Pay accounts and reduced cost will be applied to NEC cards.

It is hoped that the this will encourage pupils and parents to make further use of the meals service that is always available in schools.

Children and families service convener Councillor Stewart Hunter said: “There has been a lot of work undertaken to get our schools reopened and this initiative will help to give families a boost at this time.”


Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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