Coronavirus (COVID-19) self-directed support: guidance - 11 March 2022

Version 4 of guidance on self-directed support during the coronavirus pandemic published on 11 March 2022.

Appendix 1 - Model Letter Proving Personal Assistant Identification

To whom it may concern,

Re: Personal Assistant/Social Carer Identification

I certify that …………………………………… is a Personal Assistant who is employed by me to provide critical care and support.

Please accept this letter as confirmation of key worker status as notified by the UK Government as part of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Social Care response*.

If you have any questions about the use of this letter please contact Personal Assistants Network Scotland on 01563 522551 or

Contact Details (address and contact number of employer):



Self-directed Support Direct Payment Funded Employer

* Health and Social Care Critical Workers

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers. For more information.

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