Boris Johnson’s Test and Trace self-isolation continues – will you be able to get backing for it?
BORIS JOHNSON spoke to the country yesterday, confirming that the UK will enter “step four of the roadmap” on Monday, July 19. Many coronavirus restrictions will be lifted, but self-isolation measures will remain in place.
Boris Johnson said that the United Kingdom will enter step four on July 19, emphasizing personal responsibility and care. The “majority” of coronavirus restrictions will be lifted starting next week.
However, it was reaffirmed near the end of the Prime Minister’s speech that self-isolation rules would continue to be used.
“Positive patients and contacts of positive cases detected by NHS Test and Trace will continue to be legally obligated to self-isolate in order to assist break transmission chains,” Mr Johnson added.
“Beginning August 16, contacts of positive cases under the age of 18 and double-vaccinated adults will be spared from isolation. The school bubbles will be deflated on July 19th.”
As a result, those who are affected may need to use Test and Trace support fees in the future.
If you have a low income and meet specific criteria, you may be eligible for a £500 payout.
If a person meets the following criteria, they will be eligible for a Test and Trace support payment:
Claims must be filed within 42 days of the individual’s or their child’s first day of self-isolation.
If persons who are affected are working, they will have to pay tax on the payout if it exceeds their tax-free personal allowance.
The person’s tax code will be modified to collect the tax if this happens.
The £500 payment will not be subject to National Insurance, and self-employed workers must declare it on their self-assessments.
The £500 Test and Trace payment is now only offered in England, however Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland have similar assistance measures.
If a person is ordered to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app, they can apply for the payment if they would lose income as a result of being unable to work from home.
Both employed and self-employed people are affected.
Affected people, or their living partners, must also be eligible for one of the following benefits:
People must also have provided NHS Test and Trace with the requested information and have a Test and Trace account ID.
People may also be eligible for the payment if they need to take time off work to care for a child who.