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Test & Trace Support Payment Scheme: Updated

You might be able to get a payment of £500 if you’re on a low income, been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus (COVID-19) and you cannot work from home.

You must be employed or self-employed to get the payment.

The Government’s Test & Trace Support Payment Scheme guidance was updated on 22 March to reflect the following:

  • You can now claim for up to 42 days after the first day of your self-isolation period.

  • The scheme has been extended to parents and guardians who need to take time off work to care for a child who is self-isolating.

Check the guidance for the full criteria for eligibility.

For information on how to apply through your local district or borough council, go to the East Sussex County Council website.

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