Things you need to know if you’re self-isolating
Published: 08 February 2021
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
- Read the Picking up your medicines and prescriptions article for more information and advice.
- Read the If you can't get out to get shopping article for more information and advice.
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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