Coronavirus isolation payment for people on low-incomes
The government has announced a new payment for people on low incomes in areas with high rates of Covid-19, who need to self-isolate and can’t work from home.
Payments of up to £182 are available to people who have tested positive for Covid-19. The scheme starts on Tuesday 1 September with a trial in Blackburn with Darwen, Pendle, and Oldham.
It is designed to support people who are unable to work from home while self-isolating, either after testing positive, or after being identified by NHS Test and Trace as living in the same household as – or coming into contact with – someone who has tested positive.
The payment will be available to people currently receiving either Universal Credit or Working Tax Credit.
You can read the full details about this new payment here: https://hqnetwork.co.uk/news/new-covid19-isolation-payment-for-people-on-low-incomes-3848