You may be able to claim a £500 support payment if:
- you have been told by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate and you cannot do your work at home, or
- you are the parent or guardian of a child who has been told to self-isolate
You need to make a claim within 42 days of your first day of self-isolation.
The Test and Trace Support payment scheme will close on 31 March 2022.
About the support payment
The government has made a Test and Trace support payment of £500 available to help those on low incomes who cannot work from home, allowing people to self-isolate when required without a negative impact on their finances.
From 16 August 2021 people who are fully vaccinated are not required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. These people cannot claim the Test and Trace Support payment.
Read the Stay at home guidance on GOV.UK for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) infection.