Apply for Test and Trace Support

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 a parent or guardian and need to take time off work to care for a child or young person in your household who has to self-isolate.

If you do not meet these requirements you may still use these forms if you meet the eligibility criteria for a discretionary scheme payment. Find out if you are eligible.

You must be a Manchester resident to use this form (opens in new tab), 

Any payment made under this scheme is subject to income tax and details of payment will be forwarded to Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs.

We will perform post-payment checks to verify that your income has reduced. Any monies paid incorrectly will be reclaimed. 

Before you start, make sure you have the following:

  • Your National Insurance Number
  • A copy of your latest bank statement issued within the last two months which must clearly show your name and bank details
  • Proof of employment such as a payslip or letter from your employer
  • The name and address of your employer
  • If you are self-employed, proof of your self employment such as a bank statement within the last two months, your most recent set of accounts or evidence of self-assessment tax returns
  • If you don't get benefits, your monthly housing costs and household income during self-isolation
  • A copy of your latest bank statement issued within the last two months which must clearly show your name and bank details
  • If you are self-isolating: Your 8-digit NHS Test and Trace Account ID reference. This is on your contact journey invitation text message or email, or on the confirmation message you were sent when you completed the NHS Test and Trace questionnaire.  
  • If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 16 who is self-isolating: a letter or email from their education or childcare setting confirming the period that they must self-isolate for. 
  • If you are the parent or guardian of a young person aged between 16 and 25 who is self-isolating: evidence that they have an Education, Health and Care Plan and  a letter or email from their education or childcare setting confirming the period that they must self-isolate for. 

You can fill this form out for somebody else, but you can’t receive payments on their behalf. 

See more information about these payments

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