If your earnings are affected by self-isolating, when told to do so by NHS Test and Trace, you may be entitled to some financial support; a 'Test and Trace Support Payment' of £500.
From the 8 March 2021 you may also be entitled to help if your earnings are affected as you have to stay off work to care for a child advised to isolate by their education/childcare establishment.
The government's 'Test and Trace Support Payment' scheme launched on 28 September 2020; York residents can apply online from 9 October 2020. If you were eligible from 28 September, but before our system was in place we'll backdate your claim.
Check your eligibility before you complete an application.
If you have to self-isolate, it’s important to look after your emotional wellbeing. You can find some tips and links to support at Live Well York.