The latest brainwave from the Department of Health: A £500 payment to anybody who tests positive for Coronavirus If I was a young, healthy (but brassic) person who has about a 1% chance of suffering bad symptoms from COVID19 but a 100% chance of pocketing £500 if I contract it, what am I going to be tempted to do? Not follow the bleeding rules, that's for sure. In fact I'm going to be severely tempted to actively go out and try to catch the virus. Fortunately this is only a proposal. I can't believe it will be approved.