Gateshead Council have informed us that some parents in the borough have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’. We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. NEVER give your bank details away. If you have registered for free school meals, you will receive an email with your Food Voucher attached or if previously organised with school we will forward you a paper copy. Stay Safe NEVER give personal details out!