Test, Trace and Protect updates, and payment scheme for Self Isolation
£500 payment scheme now open to parents and carers of children required to self-isolate.
Parents and carers on low incomes with children who are self-isolating will be eligible for a £500 support payment. The Self-Isolation Support Scheme was launched last month to provide financial support to people on low incomes or facing financial hardship when they were asked to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect service.
It will now be extended to help parents and carers who have to take time off work to look after their children when they have to self-isolate because of a Coronavirus outbreak in their school or childcare setting. People will be able to apply for the self-isolation payment via their local authority website from 14th December and payments will be backdated to 23rd October.