C-19 Grant funding for business
C-19 Time to pay agreement
C-19 Loan Funding
C-19 VAT Deferred Payments
C-19 Business rates
C-19 Company Directors & Shareholders
C-19 IR35 & Off-payroll working
C-19 Insolvency & Directors
C-19 Late payment interest rate
C-19 Future Fund loan scheme
C-19 Job Support Scheme - on hold
C-19 Job Retention Bonus - on hold
Employer-provided PPE & testing
C-19 Restart Grant Scheme opened
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
See Apply for a Test and Trace payment
Policy paper: Exemption from Class 2 and 4 NICs exemptions for Track and Trace payments
Useful guides on this topic
COVID-19 Grant Funding summary
What cash grants are available to support businesses during the Cornonavirus crisis? An index with links and summaries.
COVID-19: Government Support tracker
This tracker covers measures announced by the government to support individuals and businesses, as we get through COVID-19.
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