From 28th September, people in England will be required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

  • Legal duty to self-isolate comes into force (From Monday 28 September), to ensure compliance and reduce spread of COVID-19
  • Support is now available for people on low incomes who are unable to work while self-isolating through the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment
  • Fines for those breaking the rules now in place starting at £1,000 and increasing up to £10,000 for repeat offenders

Those on lower incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result will also be eligible for a new £500 Test and Trace Support Payment.

Legal Duty to Self Isolate