Covid-19 Claim Countdown – 14 Days to Go!

Covid-19 Claim Countdown – 14 Days to Go!

August 2, 2021

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.

There are 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;
  • Notified closures for infection control purposes (maximum 14 days)

The NHSBSA claim form asks contractors to set out their costs according to these categories and to indicate the evidence they have for them.

Contractors with two or more branches will be able to submit a single claim for all their premises.

Actions for contractors:

  1. Gather relevant info and evidence according to the above 4 categories
  2. Complete the agreed claim form provided by the NHSBSA – NHSBSA webpage and claim form for COVID-19 costs
  3. Send completed form to by 23.59 on 15th August 2021.

Contractors will receive an automated reply from NHSBSA to confirm their submission has been received. Please retain a copy of this reply as evidence of your submission.

More info and guidance can be found here

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