COVID-19 Self Isolation Support Grants

Self-Isolation Support Grant

What the grant is

If you're a low income worker and Test and Protect tell you to self-isolate you may be able to get a £500 Self Isolation Support Grant.

You do not need to pay this grant back. 

If you're employed, you'll pay tax on the payment if you go over your tax-free personal allowance. Your tax code will change to collect the tax. You'll not pay National Insurance contributions on the payment.

If you're self-employed you must report the payment on your Self-Assessment tax return if you need to file one.

Who does not qualify for the grant?

You do not qualify for the self-isolation support grant if:

  • Test and Protect do not ask you, your child or the person you're caring for to self-isolate
  • you do not work

    If you get a negative PCR test result

    You will not be able to get the grant for any work missed while waiting for your test result, if it's negative and you, either:

  • are fully vaccinated and do not live with someone who has tested positive
  • have returned from abroad

    This is because NHS Scotland says you should no longer need to self-isolate.

    If your child or the person you care for gets a negative PCR test result

    You will not be able to get the grant for any work missed while waiting for their test result, if your child or the person you care for has a negative test result and they’re fully vaccinated.

    This is because NHS Scotland says they should no longer need to self-isolate.

    Check the full self-isolation rules on NHS Inform

     

Applying for the Grant

Please check if you are eligible for the grant at the link below.

 Check if you qualify and how to apply - mygov.scot

Once you have checked you are eligible for a grant and you wish to apply for a Self-Isolation Support Grant please complete the following form.

Self Isolation Support Grant Application