Coronavirus (COVID-19)

View updates on coronavirus and council services. If you are affected and need assistance, please visit Grampian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance Hub.

Issues with our phones

We are having intermittent issues with our phone lines. We are working with our suppliers to resolve them. If you can't get through please hang up and re-dial. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

School meals provision for return of pupils to classes

Our catering teams are looking forward to welcoming pupils back from August 2020. We have been working hard behind the scenes to offer an innovative way to provide school lunches.

Primary and special schools

The provision of primary school meals will start with a tailored menu (pdf 78KB) for the first two weeks of the 2020/21 term (12th to 21st August 2020), allowing our team to plan for different scenarios as we move forward in an ever-changing environment. School lunch is an important social aspect for our pupils and has been sorely missed during the 20-week absence.

Queries for dietary requirements will be managed onsite by your school catering team.


It is our intention to have in place by the start of the new term a new ordering system. This solution will enable pupils to pre-order their lunch and collect it from designated collection points within the school. This will allow for the controlled flow of pupils and therefore helping to alleviate queues. More information will be sent to parents and carers over the holidays.

From August we are committed to providing a service and making sure the health and wellbeing of the pupils and our staff are at the front of everything we do. As this is a fluid situation, school catering will change and adapt to the guidelines as they are given by the Scottish Government and direction from the council. More details will follow as we gain more information. 

Cash handling

Due to current coronavirus guidelines we require your support to restrict the handling of cash in schools to reduce the transmission of coronavirus. Please can we ask all parents to register prior to the start of term to make online payments.