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Coronavirus Self Isolation Payment - Can I get Coronavirus Self Isolation Payment?

Can I get Coronavirus Self Isolation Payment?

The £500 Self Isolation Payment is available in England and Scotland for anyone told to self isolate after 28 September. We do not yet have details for Wales. We do not yet know if Northern Ireland will have a similar scheme.

To be eligible for a £500 Self Isolation Payment, you have to be

Self isolating

You can only get a self isolation payment if you are self isolating because NHS Test and Trace or Test and Protect has told you that you must self isolate.

This means you cannot get it if you are quarantining after returning from abroad, if you are shielding, or if you are self isolating for any other reason.

In work

You can only get a Self Isolation Payment if you are employed or self employed, and are unable to work from home, and so will lose income.

There are no minimum hours you have to work.

You can get a Self Isolation Payment and Statutory Sick Pay at the same time.

In receipt of benefits

You can only get a Self Isolation Payment if your household is getting one of these benefits:

If you aren't getting any of these benefits, use our Benefits Calculator to check whether you're entitled any extra help.

Updated: 12 October 2020


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