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Lycamobile has announced that it will be partnering with the Welsh Government to support remote learning throughout the spring and summer terms. The Mobile Data Uplift Scheme will be available to digitally excluded learners in Wales as they return to school and for the remainder of this academic year. This will help ensure that children can continue to access online resources and that they do not miss out on critical learning and development at this challenging time.

Eligible parents or carers of a learner will receive 20GB free extra data per month at no extra cost until the end of the school year in July, to mitigate against the ramifications of local outbreaks. This extends to eligible adult learners too, ensuring that all students, regardless of their age, can continue with their education.

Lycamobile’s partnership with the Welsh Government follows a significant milestone for the COVID-19 roadmap to recovery in Wales, with the full re-opening of schools following the Easter break. Whilst the Welsh Government, local authorities and schools continue to monitor the situation carefully, Lycamobile continues to support its customers and their families in any way that it can. Lycamobile has initially allocated 3,000 data uplifts to the scheme in Wales. 

All digitally excluded learners and disadvantaged children in local authority-maintained primary and secondary schools are eligible to apply for this offer (subject to some pre-conditions found below). This includes learners who do not have access to fixed broadband at home, an appropriate internet connected devices to engage in online learning activities or cannot afford to buy the additional data allowance required to access education resources. 

Customers that have been with Lycamobile for at least three months can discuss the scheme with their school in the first instance. Further details on the wider scheme itself can be found on the Welsh Government’s Devices and Connectivity pages. 

Allirajah Subaskaran, Founder and Chairman of the Lyca Group said:

“I am proud to announce Lycamobile’s support for the Welsh Government’s Data Uplift scheme as students enter the most challenging part of the academic year. By ensuring that children have access to the connectivity and educational resources they need, we hope to play a key role in the continuation of their education and alleviate any anxieties from struggling families should any further outbreaks occur.”

This is the latest initiative Lycamobile has joined to provide ongoing support to those impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Lycamobile has worked closely with several government departments to provide support to members of the community that need it most across the country, as well as NHS staff.

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