Test & Trace Support Payment

Published: 12 January 2021

Test and Trace Support Payments if you lose income after being asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace

In response to the Coronavirus the Government has announced that individuals losing income after being asked to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace scheme may be eligible for a lump sum payment of £500.

What help is available?

From 28/09/2020, low-income residents can receive a lump sum payment of £500 if:

a) self-isolating after testing positive

b) have been identified as a positive contact for COVID-19 and have been asked to self-isolate by the NHS

Please note an application can be made at any time up to 14 days after the period of self-isolation ended. The Council will not accept any applications after this point.

To find out if you are eligible or apply for a Test and Trace support payment please visit the Basildon Council Website.