Workers on low incomes who are required to self-isolate can now claim a £500 Test and Trace support payment.
Test and Trace Support Payment
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive and told by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate, you may be entitled to a one-off payment of £500 during your self-isolation period.
If you do not self-isolate, there is a fine of £1,000, but this could increase to up to £10,000 for repeat offences and serious breaches, including if you prevent others from self-isolating.
The Test and Trace Support Payment scheme runs until 31 January 2021.
Who can apply and how?
Everyone must take personal responsibility
Councillor Holly Whitbread, responsible for communities said:
You are now required by law to self-isolate if you test positive or are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace scheme. The Government has launched a new £500 support payment for those on lower incomes who can’t work from home while they are self-isolating.
The details of who is eligible and how to apply online are on our website. I urge those who are eligible to submit an application.
Everyone must take personal responsibility and self-isolate if they test positive. We all have a vital part to play in keeping the number of infections down and protecting our loved ones. We must continue to keep each other safe and follow the national guidance by washing our hands, covering our faces and keeping our distance – remember hands, face, space to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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