Claiming for COVID costs

Community pharmacy contractors have until 23.59 on 15th August 2021 to claim for the extra costs they incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic between 1st March 2020 and 31st March 2021.

DHSC have set out the following four categories contractors can make claims for. To claim, you will be asked to set out your costs in accordance with these categories and indicate evidence you are able to provide. The four categories are:

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has set out four categories that can be claimed for as follows:

  • Additional staff costs due to COVID-19;
  • Costs incurred to make premises COVID-19 secure;
  • IT and communication costs to support remote working and virtual patient contact due to COVID-19; and
  • Notified closures for infection control purposes (maximum 14 days).

For further information on claiming, please see the PSNC website

VirtualOutcomes also have a course to support contractors with the upcoming reimbursement of COVID-19 claims, please see the following flyer for more information:

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