Isle of Wight Council

Public Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme

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Scheme update

The Test and Trace Support Payment scheme has now closed.


From 24 February 2022, the scheme was no longer available to people testing positive for COVID-19 and who are required to self-isolate, therefore losing income from employment. Any eligible applications had to be made by 6 April 2022.

Individuals who stay at home if they test positive for COVID-19 or are displaying COVID19 symptoms from 24 February 2022 may be eligible for other government support. For example, Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance. View more information about benefits.


You may face prosecution if you have falsified your position to get these payments. This includes failure to self-isolate which puts others at risk. Any payment made because of fraud may be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error. The government is supporting us to make necessary checks to ensure payments can be verified and have been made correctly.