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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Changes being made to self-isolation payments

Denbighshire County Council is informing residents of amendments to the Self-Isolation Covid Support Scheme launched by Welsh Government last month.

The Self-Isolation Support Scheme was set up by Welsh Government to provide financial support to people on low incomes or facing financial hardship when they were asked to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect service.

This will now be extended to help parents and carers who have to take time off work to look after their children when they have to self-isolate because of a coronavirus outbreak in their school or childcare setting.

Parents and carers on low incomes with children who are self-isolating will be eligible for a £500 support payment. To qualify, they must have a child attending a school or childcare setting up to and including in year eight – or up to age 19 if the learner has multiple and complex additional needs – and who has received a formal notification to self-isolate from Test Trace Protect or their education or childcare setting.

Denbighshire County Council will be administering the payments on behalf of Welsh Government and application forms will be available on from 3pm Monday, 14 December.  

The council says it will update residents when the application process opens and provide information on how to apply.

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