Support for people on low incomes who are self-isolating

If you are on a low income and you have tested positive for Coronavirus so you have to self-isolate for 14 days you could be eligible for a grant of up to £500. 

To be eligible you must:

·       have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace because you have tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive

·       be in low paid employment or self-employment

·       be unable to work from home and will lose income as a result

You must also be receiving at least one of the following:

·       Universal Credit

·       Working Tax Credit

·       Income Related Employment and Support Allowance

·       Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance

·       Income Support

·       Housing Benefit 

·       Pension Credit

You must make a claim within 14 days of ending your self-isolation. For more information on how to apply please visit