A new life assurance scheme has been introduced for eligible frontline health and social care workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The scheme covers staff who provide hands-on personal care for people who have contracted coronavirus or who work in health or social care settings where the virus is present.
The scheme recognises the increased risk faced by staff during the crisis. It covers coronavirus-related deaths of workers in frontline health and social care roles during the outbreak.
A payment of £60,000 will be made to the estate of eligible individuals who die from coronavirus contracted during their frontline essential work.
England scheme information and Wales scheme information is available for: