Apply for a Covid 19 Self Isolation Support Grant

The criteria to apply for the Self Isolation Grant have changed in February 2021. Please check the following information carefully before proceeding.

BEFORE APPLYING PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CONSENTED TO SHARE YOUR DATA BETWEEN TEST & PROTECT AND YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY.  YOU CAN DO THIS BY RESPONDING TO YOUR TEST & PROTECT SMS WITH YOUR POSTCODE OR WHEN SPEAKING ON THE TELEPHONE TO A CONTACT TRACER.

This form is to be used to apply for a Self Isolation Support Grant if you:

  • have been required by the Test & Protect Service to self-isolate as a result of Covid-19, either because you have tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. The Test & Protect Service will add your name to their database. This will be verified and we cannot award you a grant if your name is not on this database.

or

  • have been notified by the Protect Scotland App (Proximity Tracing App) to self-isolate as a result of Covid-19 because you have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and this requirement can be verified.

or

  • are the identified appropriate parent or primary carer of a child under 16 who has been required by the Test & Protect Service, local public health team or local Incident Management Team to self-isolate. The requirement to self-isolate will be verified.

or

  • are the carer of an adult who has been required by the Test & Protect Service, local public health team or local Incident Management Team to self-isolate. The requirement to self-isolate will be verified.

In addition, prior to the period of self-isolation you must meet the following criteria:

  • are (or were) employed or self-employed
  • are (or were) unable to work from home and will (or did) lose income as a result
  • are (or were):
    • in receipt of a low income benefit or receive a means-tested Council Tax reduction.
    • or have been awarded but not yet received a payment of a low income benefit.
    • or whose income is such that you would ordinarily be entitled to Universal Credit should an application have been made prior to the self-isolation period.
    • or you are an individual who earns less than the Real Living Wage threshold.
    • or your total household income is in "low income" as defined by the Scottish Government.

We need you to provide some documents as part of your application. It is best to have these available as electronic files (you can take photo if the document is on paper) before you start the form:

  • A recent bank statement
  • If you are on a low income but not in receipt of benefits - you must provide your most recent payslip showing your regular wage. In some circumstances we may need proof of your partner's income.
  • If you are employed - you need to provide confirmation from your employer that you will not be able to work from home and will not be paid during the self isolation period. If you can upload this in the application you will speed up the process. This can be a letter or an email.
  • If you are self-employed - you must provide evidence while completing the form of self assessment returns, trading income and proof that your business delivers services which cannot be undertaken from home.

If you are experiencing financial hardship and do not meet the criteria above and are unable to meet you daily living expenses you may eligible and can apply for a Crisis Grant. If you have any questions in relation to this grant, please email welfare.fund@fife.gov.uk.

Advice on uploads:

Files can be a maximum size of 5MB each.

When uploading choose your file on your device and submit it. Then wait for the file to appear on the form like the image below - the file is showing as "summary.jpg".

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This can take a few seconds. Retrying too quickly can lead to a security warning.

Privacy Notice

You can read the privacy notice for this application explaining what we do with your information.