Shropshire Council

Covid test and trace support payments

If you're on a low income you may be entitled to a test and trace support payment of £500 if you:

  1. Have been told to stay at home and self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace service, either because you've tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, and
  2. Are employed or self-employed, and
  3. Are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result, and
  4. Are currently receiving universal credit, working tax credit, income-based employment and support allowance, income-based jobseeker’s allowance, income support, housing benefit and/or pension credit.

Do you fulfil the criteria above? For further information, and to apply, just click on the green button.

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If you don't wish to apply online you can do so by calling 0345 678 9002.

If you meet the first three criteria above but are not currently in receipt of a qualifying benefit, and you're suffering financial hardship as a result of having to self-isolate, we may still be able to help you. Please apply by clicking the green button and telling us about your circumstances when prompted.

If you're struggling financially due to Covid-19 or for any other reason, please visit our benefits page to see what help is available from us.

You may also be eligible for support from our Covid-19 emergency fund. For more details on how to access this funding please take a look at the Covid-19 emergency assistance funding webpage.

Applicants who are overdrawn should follow our advice.