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NHS workers offered free wills following spike in demand

Joanna Faith
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Joanna Faith

NHS workers are being offered free wills as demand for them surges during the coronavirus pandemic.

Online will writing company Farewill said it would waive its £90 fee for medical professionals “for the foreseeable future”.

The company said it saw almost twelve times the number of requests from NHS workers in March compared to December 2019.

Reports suggest at least ten NHS workers have died after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Farewill chief executive Dan Garrett said: “When we started seeing the volume of enquiries from NHS workers grow so steeply, we all wanted to support them.

“So, to give them peace of mind and make the process as simple as possible in the middle of what must be an incredibly demanding time, they can make a will with us in as little as 15 minutes, for free.”

One customer, A&E nurse and mother of two young children, Amy Bywater, who works at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, said: “‘I’ve thought about making a will in the past but I’ve never got round to it. I wasn’t sure I was in the right age group to be honest. Now, especially working on the front line, it makes you think. You never know what might happen.”

Free wills for NHS staff are redeemable at farewill.com/nhs.