Two schemes to help people self-isolate to be introduced


Following the recent announcement from the First Minister about Self Isolation Payments we are currently working with Welsh Government to finalise the scheme details.

We will update our website, social media and the partners we work with as soon as the scheme is open for applications.

People on low incomes can apply to receive a £500 payment if they have tested positive for coronavirus or they are asked to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect service because they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

And a new top-up payment is being introduced for the social care workforce in Wales, to increase statutory sick pay to their normal wages if they have to take time off because they have coronavirus or are self-isolating.

Up to £32m is being made available by the Welsh Government for the two schemes to support people and remove the financial barriers faced by people needing to self-isolate.

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