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NHS: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 156993, tabled on 23 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce a compensation scheme for NHS staff who have acquired long covid.

Answered on

4 March 2021

We currently have no plans to do so.

National Health Service staff on national terms and conditions benefit from up to six months of full salary when off sick, followed by up to six months of half salary, depending on length of service. In March 2020 we introduced temporary COVID-19 sick pay for NHS staff, providing an additional level of support to help ensure infection control. NHS terms and conditions also contain Injury Allowance provisions which top up sick pay further for eligible staff where illness or injury is work related.

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