Home News & views New £500 Test and Trace Support payment to be introduced in England for workers on low incomes who are required to self-isolate
Tuesday 22 September 2020
The government has announced a new payment for people in England who are required to self-isolate, who are unable to work from home during their period of self-isolation and who lose money as a result.
According to government guidance, in order to be eligible for this new £500 payment:
The new payment will be administered by local authorities and will apply to those who start to self-isolate from 28 September 2020 onwards. Local authority schemes may not start making payments until 12 October, but those who start to self-isolate from 28 September can get payments backdated.
Further detailed information on the scheme is expected soon.
Read more about financial support during the coronavirus pandemic.
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