DENBIGHSHIRE County Council is informing residents that have been contacted by NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect service (TTP) and told to self-isolate they may be entitled to financial support.

Announced by the Welsh Government, the Self-Isolation Support payment package is being administered by local authorities and the application process has now been implemented.

People are entitled to a Self-Isolation Payment of £500 if they meet all of the following criteria:

They have been told to self-isolate on or after October 23, they are employed or self-employed or they cannot work from home and will lose income as a result.

They can also apply if they or partner are currently receiving at least one of the following: Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit or Pension Credit.

A discretionary payment of £500 may be available.

Councillor Julian Thompson-Hill, Cabinet Lead Member for Finance and Assets, said: “We fully recognise that some people will have suffered financial hardship as a result of the covid restrictions and worrying about finances only adds to people’s concerns.

“The Isolation Payment has been made available by Welsh Government to assist those that have suffered financially. The Council is responsible for administering the scheme in Denbighshire and information on the criteria, as well as how to apply and the application forms themselves are available on the Council’s website and we would encourage people to take a look and consider whether they are eligible for the payments”.

To apply, please visit the Council’s website: