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C-19 Test & trace/isolation support
COVID-19: Test & trace/self-isolation support payments - Updated: 18 May 2021
Coronavirus: Test & trace/self-isolation support payments
Grant funding is available to employed or self-employed people on low incomes who have been asked to self-isolate due to COVID-19 by the relevant authority and cannot work from home and will suffer financial consequences as a result. Individuals who qualify for assistance will receive a lump sum payment of £500 for the duration of their self-isolation.
The payments are administered across the UK as follows:
The payment scheme opened on 1 September 2020 in England and initially only applied in specific areas subject to local lockdown starting, on a trial basis, with Blackburn with Darwen, Pendle and Oldham.
It applied to people who:
Eligible individuals received £130 for their 10-day period of self-isolation.
Those eligible to receive a payment will need to provide:
From 28 September 2020, a test and trace support payment was extended to all regions in England with payments of £500 being available to those who qualified.
You or the partner you live with must get one of the following benefits:
You must have given NHS Test and Trace the information they’ve asked for, and have a Test and Trace account ID.
How to apply
Useful guides on this topic
What cash grants are available to support businesses during the Cornonavirus crisis? An index with links and summaries.
This tracker covers measures announced by the government to support individuals and businesses, as we get through COVID-19.
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