People and communities

Self-isolation support payments

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.

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