Parents and carers of children who have been advised to self-isolate by their education setting or by NHS Test and Trace can now apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment or a discretionary payment if they meet the eligibility criteria.
The extension of the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme ensures parents receive the financial support they need if they are unable to attend work due to childcare responsibilities.
Nurseries, schools, colleges and further education providers are required to provide a letter to all parents or carers of children advised to self-isolate, to support their application to the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme.
The Government also announced earlier this year that the Test and Trace Support Payments scheme will be available until 30 June 2021.
Apply for a test and trace payment