Social distancing and self isolation
Everyone's actions have helped to reduce the transmission of coronavirus in our communities. As the UK moves to the next phase on the Government's roadmap to unlocking the country; the most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives.
Residents are urged to follow this advice in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus Payment Support
Those on low incomes who are unable to work from home if they are told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace and will lose income as a result, are entitled to a Test and Trace Support Payment of £500.
the payment is restricted to people who;
- have been told to stay at home and self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, either because they have tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive
- are employed or self-employed
- are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result
- are currently receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax credit, income based Employment and Support Allowance, income based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit
If you meet the above conditions but are not receiving one of the above benefits you can apply for the Test and Trace Support Discretionary payment. For more information on how to apply, please go to our Test and Trace Support payment scheme.