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Things you need to know if you’re self-isolating

Published: 08 February 2021

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Stop the spread of the virus

COVID-19 rates are still high in our communities, and 1 in 3 people have no symptoms but remain infectious so we must keep following government guidance and stay home as much as possible.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive by any method, must isolate for ten days to stop the spread of the virus - even if you don't have any symptoms.

Visit the GOV.UK guidance on self-isolation for more information.

Financial support if you are asked to self-isolate

For those who have been told to self-isolate and living on a low income, a £500 payment is available to help via the self-isolation payment scheme. The payment will made by your local district or borough council under the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme.

More information about the scheme, which will run until 31 March 2021, can be found on the GOV.UK support payment web page.

If you need an isolation note for your employer, visit the NHS isolation note web page.

You can see further information on financial support available in Surrey on our financial help web page.

Let's be prepared

Keep Surrey Safe

Although lockdown can be tough, we must keep following government guidance and stay home as much as possible to #KeepSurreySafe.

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