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Surrey Police Federation

Surrey Police Federation Self-Care Guidance and FAQ links regarding Covid-19

25 March 2020

Self-care Guidance and Links 

Exercise: How to exercise while staying at home, see this link here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51933762


Symptoms: A short, simple guide on Coronavirus the symptoms, how its spread, when to call 111 etc is found via this link to Boots the pharmacist:https://www.boots.com/coronavirus?cm_mmc=Email-_-Healthcare-_-Boots_180320_SS_Coronavirus_Marc_Donovan_video_one-_-NULL

Unsociable Hours Benefit: If, as a result of a period of an injury, a serving officer suffers a loss of Unsociable Working Hours Pay, we will pay 7.5% of the basic scale hourly rate that would otherwise have been received, up to the following maximum benefits:

Constables £60 per week, Sergeants £75 per week, Inspectors £95 per week, Chief Inspectors £95 per week.

Policy will not pay for scheduled unsociable hours for the first 14 days of each period of disablement and is payable for up to a maximum of 24 weeks

Details of the Group Insurance Scheme can be found on the Surrey Police Federation website at https://www.polfed.org/surrey/group-insurance/

For everyone this is a worrying time but if you have a partner who is facing a drop in wages or you are facing financial strain then Police Credit Union or the Force Welfare Fund may be able to assist.


Police Credit Union: Police Credit Union is a free employee benefit which helps members of the Police family save and borrow with repayments straight from their pay.

We are passionate about improving the financial resilience of those that serve and protect and currently serve over 32,000 members, including Police Officers, Staff, Retirees and their Family Members.

Here to help our members save, there when they need to borrow.

Committed to the principles of people helping people – we are a not-for profit financial cooperative owned by and run for our members – offering an ethical alternative to other financial providers and treating you as an individual rather than just a credit score.

  • Save with repayments straight from your salary
  • Receive a return in the form of an annual dividend
  • Loans of up to £25,000 – with no early repayment penalties
  • FREE Life Cover
  • Completely Confidential
  • Join for FREE

We are proud to play our part in helping our members protect the nation, helping them prepare for their financial future, so they are ready to respond to any financial challenges they may face throughout their career.

For more information call 0121 700 1220 or visit www.policecu.co.uk 


Surrey Police Welfare Fund: The Surrey Police Welfare Fund is an independent fund. The Surrey Police Welfare Fund relies heavily on contributions from serving and retired officers and staff, occasional bequests, and donations from members of the public.  

Hopefully you or your dependants may never need to seek the assistance that the fund can provide.  However, your contribution will aid others in situations where help may not be readily available from other sources.    

For a minimum of £1 a month, deducted from salary, you can contribute to the Welfare Fund which offers financial assistance in times of hardship and distress to serving and retired Surrey police officers and staff.   

Serving officers and staff should have contributed to the fund for at least 12 months for a Grant and 6 months for a loan, prior to any application for assistance.  

Membership of the fund has been automatic for new employees/officers since 2006.  If your service predates this you may not be a member.  Please check as applications from non-members may not be considered.  To check if you are a member there will be a payment showing under Deductions on your pay slip for 'Welfare & Dependents'.  

If you wish to contribute or to find out more contact the Reward & Recognition Team on: