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Financial support for care workers and people on low income to self-isolate in WalesFinancial support for care workers and people on low income to self-isolate in Wales

Today (30 October) the First Minister has announced that two new schemes will be introduced to support people to self isolate.

One scheme will provide £500 isolation payments to those on a low income who are unable to work because they have been asked to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect Service. This is available to people who are in receipt of Universal Credit or another qualifying benefit.

The second scheme is a Statutory Sick Pay enhancement for social care workers. This will be available from 1 November 2020 - 31 March 2021. This will top careworkers up to their full pay if they are asked to self-isolate because they or someone in their household has coronavirus, or because they have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Wales Test Trace Protect.

Self isolating will become a legal requirement.

We anticipate further detail about how to access the schemes.

Read the announcement here.

In an announcement made at lunch time the First Minister also indicated that there was unlikely to be a return to local lockdowns after 9 Novermber. The restrictions that will be on a Wales-wide basis following the fire-break lockdown are expected to be announced on 2 November (watch the announcement here).


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