On 28 September 2020, the Government passed into law a national Test and Trace Support scheme. From 12th October, a one-off payment of £500 or access to a discretionary fund will be available for eligible individuals. More information about this scheme can be found through GOV.UK.
If you apply, we will need to process your personal data to assess whether you are eligible to receive financial support and if so, to provide a payment to you. This Privacy Notice sets out what personal data we will use, how we will use it, and why we need to when an applicant applies for this support.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has commissioned NHS Test and Trace on behalf of the government and is the data controller for the purposes of providing Test and Trace data to Waltham Forest Council,.
Waltham Forest Council is the data controller for the purposes of assessing eligibility, administering and making payments under the Test and Trace Support scheme.
New package to support self-isolation
If you have been told by the NHS to self-isolate, either because you have tested positive for COVID-19 or you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you may be entitled to some financial support during your self-isolation period.
You may also be entitled to support if you are the parent or guardian of a child or young person who has been told to self-isolate by the NHS, an educational establishment or a care provider.
What are Self-Isolation Payments?
People who are eligible will receive:
A £500 one-off Test and Trace Support payment or provision from the discretionary fund to remain at home to help stop the spread of the virus.