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From tomorrow (Saturday 7th August), the Welsh government’s self-isolation support payment scheme will increase from £500 to £750.

The increase of payment follows changes to the self-isolation policy and is designed to support those who are told to isolate but are unable to work from home.

People will be told to isolate by NHS Wales Test Trace Protect (TTP) service if they have tested positive, are showing coronavirus symptoms, or have been in close contact with a positive case and have not yet been vaccinated.

The self-isolation support scheme will remain in place until March 2022, and offers financial benefit to all people, parents and carers who are affected.

To be eligible for the scheme, you must not already be receiving state benefits but meet the criteria. The increase in payment intends to compensate anyone earning up to the personal income threshold with their loss of earnings over the compulsory 10-day isolation period.

You can check your eligibility and apply to the scheme here: Self-isolation support scheme | GOV.WALES

The Welsh Government has also released this Retail Action Card to advise retail business owners and their staff.

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