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£500 COVID payment coming soon

The Health and Social Care Board for Northern Ireland have said that they are planning to begin to roll out the COVID recognition payments to staff from 1 November, with 23 December a potential date for payment to contractors.

HSC Staff recognition payment letter

We have been pushing for this for some time, including our recent letter to the Minister calling for a definitive timescale to be established, and engagement with the Health committee. A defined process has been developed to support the payments to contractors – including a template, guidance and employee fact sheet. This process has been piloted with some contractors.

HSCB is asking that contractors submit their template on time and in line with the deadlines. Training will take place on 3 and 4 November, further detail to follow.