Self-isolation Test and Trace Support Payment

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Please read the information below before completing this form.

If you have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and have been told to self-isolate, you may be entitled to financial support. If you meet all the following eligibility criteria, you are entitled to a lump sum payment of £500:
  • you have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace on or after 28 September 2020.
  • you’re the parent or guardian of a child who has been told to self-isolate and you need to take time off to look after them (scroll down this page for more information)
  • you are employed or self-employed.
  • you cannot work from home and will lose income as a result.
  • you are currently receiving at least one of the following benefits: 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’re the parent or guardian of a child who needs to self-isolate

You might be able to get the payment if you need to take time off to look after them. They must:
  • be 15 or under, or 25 or under if they have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC)
  • live with you
  • normally be at school or in childcare
  • have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or their school or childcare provider
  • Only one parent/guardian can claim the payment per household for each isolation period
You’ll need to meet the other qualifying criteria. You’ll need evidence that your child has been told to self-isolate.

This application is for one person only and any further applications within the same household must be made by each individual.
Please ensure that you have the below information available before starting the application:
  • NI number
  • Your 8 digit test and trace ID number
  • Your most recent bank statement, proof of self-employment or wage slips
  • Evidence your child has been told to self-isolate (eg NHS Test and Trace email)

1. First name *

 

2. Last name *

 

3. Date of birth *

 

4. Contact number *

 

5. Email address

 

6. What is your address? *

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7. Who are you completing this application form on behalf of? *

 

8. Have you been contacted by NHS Test and Trace?