Renfrewshire Council

Self-isolation support grant

What the self-isolation support grant is, who can get it, what the criteria is, how to apply for the grant, who to contact for more help and advice.

A £500 grant is available if you are in low paid employment or self-employment, in receipt of low income benefits and will lose income as a result of having to self-isolate to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The grant is also available to people who have responsibility for a child, or are a carer for someone, who is having to self-isolate.

It will provide people with the financial support they need to comply with the Test & Protect Service's requirement to self-isolate during the 10 day period in which they are unable to work.

To be eligible for this grant you must:

  • have been told to self-isolate at the request of NHS Test & Protect, or you are applying on behalf of a child under 16 who has been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Protect
  • be employed or self-employed
  • be unable to work from home and will lose income as a result
  • be in receipt of a qualifying benefit, eg. council tax, or have a low income
  • be aged 16 or over.
  • have responsibility for a child, or be the carer of someone who has been asked to self-isolate

You can apply online for a self-isolation support grant on MyAccount. You can do this any time during the 28 days from the date you start to self-isolate.

You will need to provide:

  • your Test & Protect details such as the date you started self-isolating and any reference numbers you have been given
  • personal details such as name, date of birth, address, and contact details
  • proof of employment such as a recent payslip (if you are not self-employed)
  • proof of trading income (if you are self-employed)
  • proof that your business is affected by self-isolation (if you are self-employed)
  • bank account (or building society) details for receiving the payment.

If you need help or advice about applying for the grant, you can contact AdviceWorks at adviceworks@renfrewshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 1238.