GOWER Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, welcomes new Welsh Government scheme which will provide financial support of £60,000 to the family of frontline staff – particularly those working in the NHS and social care – should they die in service as a result of being affected by COVID-19.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “Frontline Health and social care workers are doing an incredible job, going above and beyond to deliver care and support to people affected by Covid-19. Sadly, we know that some have already lost their lives to the virus. It is only right to have a scheme which recognises their bravery and contribution, and which gives some security to their loved ones.”
The scheme is non-contributory and there are no additional costs to employers. The Scheme will provide a one off sum to an eligible beneficiary of £60,000, regardless of the individual’s salary.