Will my life assurance policy pay out for Covid 19?

I have received a few queries from existing clients asking whether their life insurance and other policies would pay out if they were to die from or contract Covid 19, so I thought I would set out some clarification on where the life assurance companies stand with regard to paying claims giving the current climate.  For the most part, all life assurance companies have said that their claims philosophy remains the same as prior to this pandemic.  This should provide you with some peace of mind.