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Matt Hancock announces new life assurance scheme for families of frontline staff

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Matt Hancock announces new life assurance scheme for families of frontline staff

Matt Hancock announces new life assurance scheme for families of frontline staff

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced a new life assurance scheme for the families of frontline staff who die from Covid-19.

He told the Downing Street briefing that 82 NHS workers and 16 social care staff had died so far.

“I feel a deep personal sense of duty that we must care for their loved ones,” he said.

“Today, I am able to announce that the Government is setting up a life assurance scheme for NHS and social care frontline colleagues.

“Families of staff who die from coronavirus in the course of their essential frontline work will receive a £60,000 payment.

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