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COVID-19: Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme

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.

Read more about the scheme including eligibility and how to apply on the council website (external link)

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