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COVID-19 – additional costs

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:

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.

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