West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has teamed up with members from across the House of Commons to back the introduction of a Coronavirus Compensation Scheme.
The scheme, mirroring the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, would include a lump sum up front, a guaranteed income for their family and child payments to eligible children under 18 for any frontline staff who lose their life during the battle against Coronavirus.
MP Rosie commented:
“As we make clear in our letter, those on the frontline of this battle against Coronavirus are heroes, and we need to ensure that for anyone whose life is lost in this battle that their family is supported as much as they can possibly be.
“We are calling on the Government to replicate the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and create this Coronavirus Compensation Scheme for the assistance of those frontline staff and their families should they have to experience the worst.”