Coronavirus (COVID-19): social care workforce payment – guidance for local authorities

Guidance on the payment process for the social care workforce £500 payment for local authorities who employ staff in adult social care services or children’s residential care, registered with the Care Inspectorate.

Payment form completion guidance

Local authorities should collect and retain lists of all eligible staff who receive the payment. This data will include the names, National Insurance number and costs of each individual. 

This data will be kept in compliance with any obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 and any other legal obligations on providers in relation to personal data or sharing and retaining information.

In submitting the summary claim form the local authority is declaring that numbers have been calculated based upon the eligibility criteria detailed in the guidance and that any payment made will be used as intended; to pay current and former staff who meet the eligibility criteria detailed in the guidance.



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