Royal College of Nurses urges Government to extend Covid Life Assurance scheme

Lump sum payment of £60,000

Hemma Visavadia
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Royal College of Nurses urges Government to extend Covid Life Assurance scheme

The Royal College of Nurses (RCN) has called on the Government to extend The NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance scheme as infection rates continue to rise.

The scheme entitled families of nursing staff and others who die from Covid-19 access to financial support in the form of a lump sum payment of £60,000 which was made to their estate, if they meet the qualifying work-related criteria. However, with the scheme now finished (31 March) staff who die from the virus will not be entitled to a life assurance payment despite ongoing risks to their health at work. As a result, the RCN has written to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Health...

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