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.