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Coronavirus: financial support for residents

Read about how we and the government can help to support you financially through the coronavirus pandemic.

Published on: 16 January 2021

Last updated: 4 February 2021

Test and Trace Support Payment

From 28 September 2020, a Test and Trace Support Payment of £500 is potentially available if you are self-isolating because of COVID-19 and you are either employed or self-employed. The payment is to support people on low incomes who are unable to work from home if they are told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace and lose income as a result.

If you have been told to self-isolate from the 28 September, you may be entitled to a back payment so long as your period of self-isolation began on or after this date.

Find out if you're eligible and how to apply for the Test and Trace Support Payment