Life Assurance for Health & Care Workers

The Health Secretary has launched a new scheme to support the families of frontline health and care workers who die from coronavirus.

  • Health and care workers are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus, putting the lives of patients ahead of their own.
     
  • While nothing can make up for the tragic loss of a loved one, we will do everything we can to support families of those health and care workers who lose their lives to this disease. A new Life Assurance Scheme will provide £60,000 to the families of NHS frontline staff and social care workers who die from coronavirus.
  • The scheme covers cleaner and porters who continue to carry out vital duties in care environment and also covers staff who are working for our NHS from abroad. 
     
  • We owe a huge debt to those who die in service to our nation and are doing everything we can to protect them.

You can read more about the scheme at 

www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guarantee-on-death-in-service-benefits-for-frontline-health-and-care-staff-during-pandemic

Today at 11am, we will join NHS England in holding a minute’s silence for the frontline workers that have lost their lives to coronavirus.

Life Assurance Scheme for NHS and Care Staff