New life assurance scheme launched for eligible frontline health and care workers during the coronavirus pandemic

The families of health and care workers on the frontline in England will benefit from a life assurance scheme during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Families of eligible workers who die from coronavirus in the course of their frontline essential work will receive a £60,000 payment
  • Scheme will cover frontline NHS staff and social care workers in England
  • Funding will also be provided to devolved administrations to support similar schemes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland