Self-Isolation Support Grant closing

The Self-Isolation Support Grant (SISG) for those who have tested positive for Covid-19 on a PCR test will close on 5 January 2023. 

Anyone who booked a PCR test through the SISG portal on or before this date can still apply for the grant up to 28 days from their positive PCR test result.

Those who are eligible for the grant but who were unable to apply within 28 days from the positive PCR test result, their applications may also considered. This is only if they were unable to apply within the 28 days because of something that they could not control.

Changes to the national stay at home guidance, from 1 May 2022 restricts the Self-Isolation Support Grant to those who have tested positive for coronavirus on a PCR test or are the parent or primary carer of a child or adult who needs to self-isolate as a result of positive PCR test result and will experience a loss of earnings as a result of their requirement to stay at home. Contacts are no longer eligible for assistance from this date.

From 18 October 2022, the grant award level is £250. Please note that a maximum of 3 awards can be made in a 12-month period from this date.

The Self-Isolation Support Grant is considered taxable income but no National Insurance contributions will be taken. 

For more information and to apply, click on the link in the 'Related Links' section of this page.