Statement on Testing and Death in Service Benefit


Scottish Care is pleased that following a submission to and meeting with the Cabinet Secretary Ms Freeman and Cllr Stuart Currie from COSLA on Friday 22nd May that the Scottish Government has decided to use the powers within the Public Health Act 2008 to ensure that no worker is disadvantaged if they are identified as requiring to isolate following a positive test for Coronavirus.

We are further grateful that the Scottish Government has taken the decision that the dedication of frontline social care staff who have tragically died from Covid19 should be recognised by means of a one-off ex-gratia payment of £60,000 to the families of those so bereaved.

Scottish Care will work with colleagues in COSLA, the Health and Social Care Partnerships and relevant Health Boards to expedite the practical arrangements of both these commitments in the coming days.



Last Updated on 4th June 2020 by Shanice