Immigrants: Health Services

(asked on 1st June 2020) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Immigration Health Surcharge exemption will extend to international volunteers from other countries working in (a) Camphill communities and (b) other health and social care settings under the Tier 5 arrangements.


Answered by
Kevin Foster Portrait
Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
This question was answered on 4th June 2020

The Prime Minister has asked the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to work together to exempt overseas NHS and care staff from the Immigration Health Surcharge.

The Home Office and the Department of Health and Social Care officials are currently working on how to implement this and further details will be announced in due course.

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