Two schemes to help people self-isolate to be introduced in Wales

People told to self-isolate for up to 14 days will be eligible for financial support from the Welsh Government

  • People on low incomes can apply to receive a £500 payment if they have tested positive for coronavirus or they are asked to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect service because they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
  • And a new top-up payment is being introduced for the social care workforce in Wales, to increase statutory sick pay to their normal wages if they have to take time off because they have coronavirus or are self-isolating.The Statutory Sick Pay Enhancement scheme for social care staff working in care homes, domiciliary care and as personal assistants will start on 1 November and will run until 31 March 2021.

Alongside the two schemes, the Welsh Government intends to strengthen coronavirus regulations by imposing a legal requirement for people to self-isolate if told to do so by NHS Wales Test Trace Protect service.

And a duty will be introduced to ensure employers cannot prevent an employee from following NHS Wales Test Trace Protect advice to self-isolate.

For further information please visit the GOV.Wales website.

Source: Business Wales

https://businesswales.gov.wales/news-and-blogs/news/two-schemes-help-people-self-isolate-be-introduced-wales

Posted on: Monday 2nd November 2020