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Home Secretary announces visa extensions for frontline health and care workers

By April 29, 2020National News

Frontline workers, including midwives, radiographers, social workers and pharmacists, with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will receive an automatic one-year extension. It will apply to those working both in the NHS and independent sector and include their family members. 

This builds on the Home Secretary’s announcement last month for NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics. All will be exempt for the Immigration Health Surcharge for the duration of the exemption. 

In total approximately 3,000 vital health and care workers and their families will benefit from the extension. 

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab) 

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