If you are self-isolating due to Covid-19 you may be eligible for a support payment of £500.

To qualify you must:

  • have a Test and Trace reference
  • normally work and be losing pay
  • normally earn less than £290 a week or receive certain benefits such as Universal Credit
  • provide a recent bank statement

Following changes to Covid restrictions on 16 August 2021, if you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or under 18 you no longer need to self-isolate if identified as a close contact of a positive case. 

However, if contacted the government advises that you take a PCR test.

Looking after children

If you are looking after a child who has tested positive (under the age of 15, or under 25 with an Education and Health Care plan), you may still be eligible for a payment even if you are fully vaccinated so long as you also meet the criteria above.

Apply for a self-isolation payment

Contact the benefits team

Telephone: 01732 844522