Financial support for those who have to self-isolate

The requirement to self-isolate places increased financial strain on people who cannot work from home. To help the Swindon Borough Council is offering financial support to qualifying residents on low incomes.
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Making sure you self-isolate when you need to is crucial in our fight against coronavirus, helping protect our families, friends, and community. However, the requirement to self-isolate places increased financial strain on people who cannot work from home.

Swindon Borough Council is providing financial support to qualifying residents on low incomes who are unable to work because they have either:

  • tested positive for coronavirus, or
  • have been instructed to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace

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Residents who qualify can claim a one-off, lump-sum payment of £500 for each period of self-isolation (subject to any income tax payable).

The Test and Trace Support payment is available until 31 January 2021.

How to claim:

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply online. Anyone eligible for the payment who is notified that they have to self-isolate on or after 28 September can make a backdated claim up to 14 calendar days after the date their period of self-isolation ended.

If you are instructed to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, please make sure you do so. This will help prevent the spread of the virus in our community.

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