Test and Trace support payment: how to apply

If you have been told by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate from 28th September 2020, either because you have tested positive for Covid-19 or you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you may be entitled to some financial support during your self-isolation period.

People who live in Liverpool and have received notification from NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate will be entitled to a £500 support payment if you meet all of the following requirements:

You comply with the NHS Test and Trace notification to self-isolate
You are employed or self-employed
You are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result

You are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

Universal Credit
Working Tax Credit
Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
Income Support
Housing Benefit
Pension Credit

If you are not receiving one of these benefits but are on a low income and self-isolation will cause you hardship you may still be entitled under a special discretionary scheme.

You will not be eligible for this scheme if you:

are quarantining after travelling abroad (unless you test positive during the 14-day quarantine period)

continue to receive full wages while you self-isolate

can work from home during a period of self-isolation

are no longer required to self-isolate i.e. your period of self-isolation ended before the scheme was launched on 28th September 2020

have not received a notification from NHS Test and Trace telling you to self-isolate.

Think you are eligible? Apply here.