Yorkshire Care Provider Facing Covid-19 Insurance Battle

Call for Government help amidst coronavirus crisis
A Yorkshire care provider is calling for urgent Government intervention after finding it almost impossible to get insurance for his business during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mike Padgham says he was quoted up to an 880% increase in insurance premiums to get cover for his nursing home and three care homes at Saint Cecilia’s Care Group in Scarborough.
“Our previous insurer, like many others, has stopped offering cover to care providers because the risk is too great,” Mr Padgham says. “Those that are offering cover are charging huge premiums because of the risk involved and because they know that we have to have insurance.”