Jonathan Reynolds – 2020 Comments on Compensation for Families of NHS Staff

The comments made by Jonathan Reynolds, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, on 21 August 2020.

Health and social care workers are putting their lives on the line to care for coronavirus patients, often without the proper equipment, and many have sadly lost their lives as a result.

The Government was right to say we must honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. So it is shocking that families are being forced to choose between accessing social security they are entitled to or the compensation they need.

This must change so that families can grieve in peace with the full support they have every right to expect.