COVID-19 advice for Direct Payment Employers (Independent Lives, UK)

Independent Lives (a UK user-led NGO that supports people with support needs and carers) provides information on how to minimise the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable adults and to carers, including personal assistants. It also covers the laws around direct payment in the context of COVID-19.

Bullet points:

  • Strongly advising people with serious underlying health conditions which put them at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to rigorously follow shielding measures in order to keep themselves safe
  • Personal assistants must self-isolate if symptomatic and qualify for sick-pay and financial assistance.


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