Apply for a payment from the Self-isolation Support Scheme for parents and guardians

The Test and Trace Support Payment scheme has been being extended to parents and guardians who are not legally required to self-isolate, but who need to take time off work to look after a child or young person who is self-isolating.

To successfully complete the form, you will need the following information:

  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your banking details and evidence of the account in a format suitable for uploading
  • Proof of your employment or self-employment - such as a recent payslip or evidence of self-assessment returns or trading income if self-employed
  • A notification either from:
    • NHS Test and Trace asking your child to self-isolate (this will include a unique ID number)
    • The child's school (or education setting for older children with an Education, Health and Care Plan)
    • The NHS app

Please only make one claim for each isolation period - making multiple claims slows down the processing and causes delays.