Can you claim £500 grant if you have to self isolate? | UK | News (Reports)

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In a press release, the Government said: “Recognising that self-isolation is one of the most powerful tools for controlling the transmission of COVID-19, this new Test and Trace Support payment of £500 will ensure that those on low incomes are able to self-isolate without worry about their finances.

“Just under four million people who are in receipt of benefits in England will be eligible for this payment, which will be available to those who are required to self-isolate from 28 September.”

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At the time, the Prime Minister claimed he didn’t “want to see a situation where people don’t feel they are financially able to self-isolate”.

Those who test positive for the disease can get it via NHS Test and Trace, whether they go straight to the organisation or receive a referral via the app.

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