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People in England will be required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
The Department of Health and Social care has announced the Legal duty to self-isolate and to ensure compliance and reduce spread of COVID-19.
Support is now available for people on low incomes who are unable to work while self-isolating through the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment
Fines for those breaking the rules now in place starting at £1,000 and increasing up to £10,000 for repeat offenders
Those on lower incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result will also be eligible for a new £500 Test and Trace Support Payment.
Local authorities will be working to set up Test and Trace Support Payment schemes and have a target date of 12 October. Those who are told to self-isolate from 28 September will receive backdated payments, if they are eligible, once the scheme is set up in their local authority.
02 Oct 2020
The existing job support scheme, the furlough scheme, comes to an end on 31 October.
As part of the Winter Economy Plan the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be extended under the name SEISS Grant Extension.