Providers face a range of additional costs in the COVID-19 period. These include costs related to PPE, cleaning, and staffing. Local authorities were awarded an initial tranche of funding (12th May) for additional costs linked to their COVID-19 mobilisation plans. Contracting authorities have now set up their claims processes for COVID-19 related costs though there remain significant implementation and cashflow problems with these processes.
For an overview of COVID-19 related costs and reconciliation please see our financial reconciliation guidance (updated 13th July) Other useful resources include:
- COSLA/Health & Social Care Scotland have produced a set of principles for social care sustainability payments (updated 25 June)
- COSLA/Health & Social Care Scotland have also produced guidance for providers (updated 9 July 2020)
- CCPS has produced a costs checklist to assist in identifying types of COVID-19 costs incurred by providers.
Please note to claim costs providers should use the template issued by the relevant local authority area. If you are having problems claiming COVID-19 related costs or have not heard from your local authority please contact Catherine or Dee.