Financial support when self-isolating

Parents and guardians' payment

Parents and guardians who are not legally required to self-isolate, but need to take time off work to look after a child or young person who is self-isolating, are entitled to a £500 lump sum.

From 11th January 2022 if you receive a positive lateral flow test you will still require a positive PCR test to access the Test and Trace support payment.

The positive PCR will enable you to register with NHS track and trace which will generate a Test and Trace ID number, the PCR test and NHS ID number are essential requirement to meet the eligibility criteria of the scheme.

Claims without a positive PCR test and NHS ID cannot be processed.

How to apply

Apply for a parent or guardian support paymentPlease only make one claim for each isolation period and make a note of your claim reference.