This scheme is for lower income earners who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result. This is an NHS Test and Trace Support payment of £500 and applies to employees who are required to self-isolate. This starts from 28 September 2020. The scheme will be administered by local authorities and is expected to be in place by 12 October 2020. Employees who were required to self-isolate from 28 September will receive a backdated payment once the scheme is set up. Please note that this is a one off payment to the employee only.
There is no information as to how this will be administered as yet but as soon as we have any further information, we will let you know. It may be that the local authority will contact all people eligible.
New fines for those breaching self-isolation rules will start at £1,000 – bringing this in line with the penalty for breaking quarantine after international travel – but could increase to up to £10,000 for repeat offences and for the most egregious breaches, including for those preventing others from self-isolating. More information can be found here.
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