Update – Deadline extension to £500 social care Covid-19 bonus

We are pleased to let you know that the application deadline for the £500 thank you payment to social care staff working in the third, voluntary, charitable and private sector has been revised and is now midnight on 28 February 2021.

The claims are being administered by Scotland Excel. The claim form and all associated guidance is available at http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/SocialCarePayments/SocialCarePayments.aspx

It would be helpful if providers could complete and submit their claim as soon as possible. Unfortunately, due to the volume of claims, the Scottish Government are unable to provide a timetable for payments. However, they endeavour to work with partners to make these as soon as is possible, and will keep providers informed of timings as well as updating the frequently asked questions regularly.