The government has set up a Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme. This 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 will lose income as a result.
The government hopes the support payments will:
- Help ensure people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts self-isolate for the required period.
- Encourage you to get tested if you have symptoms.
- Help stop the transmission of COVID-19 and avoid further restrictions.
The scheme is available from Monday, 28 September 2020 - Sunday, 31 January 2021.