We can add additional pay type to your employee's account so that you can pay them, @lynn27.
As of now, we're continuously updating our payroll system based on the government's mandate for the affected employees.
Since you need to pay your employees something that's not included in their regular pay, we can create a special pay type for them. Here's how:
More details about adding a pay type are shared in this article: Add or customise other pay types in QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll.
You'll also want to directly reach out to HMRC or to your accountant to get more details about the new guidelines. Let me know if you need anything else.
Feel free to go back to this thread if you need anything else.