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Who does not qualify for the grant

You do not qualify for the self-isolation support grant if:

  • Test and Protect do not ask you, your child or the person you're caring for to self-isolate
  • you do not work

If you get a negative PCR test result

You cannot get the grant for any work missed while waiting for your test result, if:

  • it's negative and you are fully vaccinated
  • you have returned from abroad

If someone you look after gets a negative PCR test result

This includes your children and people you're caring for.

You cannot get the grant for any work missed while waiting for their test result, if it's negative and they’re fully vaccinated.

If they're younger than 18 years and 4 months

You cannot get the grant for any work missed while you waited for their test result if it’s negative. This is even if they’re vaccinated.

If your child over 16 years gets a positive PCR test result

You cannot get the grant if you are fully vaccinated. Your child may be able to get the grant if they work and will lose money.

If the person you are the carer for gets a positive PCR test result

You cannot get the grant if you are fully vaccinated and they are between the ages of 16 years, and 18 years and 4 months. 

Check the full self-isolation rules on NHS Inform

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