Self-isolation payment (£500) for people on a low income

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A £500 fixed payment is available to people who have been asked to self-isolate since October 23rd, 2020, because they have tested positive for Covid-19 or because they have been identified as a close contact by the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect (TTP) service.

The payment is available to employed people who are unable to work from home and would lose income as a result of self-isolating. To be eligible, people must be self-isolating and in receipt of Universal Credit or another specified benefit.

In exceptional circumstances, discretionary payments of up to £500 will be available to other employed residents who are not getting any benefits but are self-isolating and at risk of financial hardship.

To claim, please visit the websites of the local authority are where you live.

If you live in Swansea please go here

If you live in Neath Port Talbot please go here

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