£500 self isolation

Parents and carers on low incomes with children who are self-isolating are now eligible for a £500 support payment.

The Self-Isolation Support Scheme was launched last month 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.

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It is 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.

To qualify, parents or carers must have a child attending a school or childcare setting up to and including in year eight – or up to age 25 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.

You can apply online now by using this link: https://myaccount.wrexham.gov.uk/en/service/Self_Isolation_Support_Payment_application

Cllr Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council, said: “Not everyone can work from home so when a child is asked to self isolate their parents or carers have to take time off work. For some this can be a time of extreme financial worry and may even happen more than once. Our officers will work tirelessly to ensure all grants are paid promptly to ensure minimum disruption to families and individuals.”

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