Update - Test and Trace Support scheme will close on 24/02/2022 and no further applications will be accepted after 06/04/2022.
Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Those who test positive for COVID-19, or have been identified by NHS Test and Trace because they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, will be required to self-isolate. Self-isolation is critical in helping to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Test and Trace support payments of £500 are available to help ensure that people on low incomes can self-isolate when they test positive or are identified as a contact.
You must have been advised to isolate on or after 28 September 2020 and on or before the 23 February 2022 and not be in an exempted group in order to be eligible for the payment.
As of 24 February 2022 you are no longer legally required to isolate however if you were contacted prior to 24 February 2022 you must isolate for the full isolation period.