There’s a new government scheme to help residents on low incomes be able to afford to self-isolate. If residents have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace and meet various criteria, they will receive a support payment of £500. This helps residents who are worried about losing income if they cannot work during their self-isolation period.
The aim is to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19, reduce hardship and avoid further societal and economic restrictions, including local lockdowns. Visit www.salford.gov.uk/testandtracesupport for full details including eligibility criteria and an application form.
Unfortunately, this payment is not available for parents who are having to provide childcare for pupils who have been asked to isolate due to being a contact with a positive case.
We have Salford Assist for emergency food and energy provision. https://www.salford.gov.uk/advice-and-support/salford-assist/how-do-you-apply-for-help-from-salford-assist/ provides further detail.