You may be eligible for a £500 payment if you have been told to self-isolate. To be eligible for the grant, you must:

  • have been told by Test and Protect to self-isolate as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), either because you have tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive
  • be employed or self-employed
  • be unable to work from home, and lose income as a result of self-isolation
  • be a parent or carer for a person who has lost income due to self-isolation

You must also be getting one or more of these benefits or have a monthly household/individual income no greater than shown in the table below:

  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Income based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Means tested Council Tax reduction

You could be eligible if either your monthly household or monthly individual income is no greater than what is shown below.

Your household type Monthly household income Monthly individual income
Single with no children £1,594.82 £1,543.75
Couple with no children £1,960.20 £1,543.75
Single with one child £2,725.67 £1,543.75
Couple with one child £3,091.04 £1,543.75
Single with 2 children £3,490.38 £1,543.75
Couple with 2 children £3,855.76 £1,543.75
Single with 3 children £4,551.90 £1,543.75
Couple with 3 children £4,917.28 £1,543.75

How to apply

If you have been told to self-isolate by the Test and Protect Service and believe you meet the conditions above, please email the following information to

  • full name
  • address
  • date of birth
  • contact phone number
  • Unique reference from Test and Protect text message
  • Isolation dates

If the person who is self-isolating is a child please provide their details when contacting Falkirk Council.

Someone will call you to discuss this further and check your eligibility. Please note that it can take time for NHS Test and Protect to pass your details to the Local Authority after they have spoken to you so you may not get a response immediately.

If you do not meet all of the above conditions you will not be eligible for this Grant.

However if you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to meet your daily living expenses, you can apply for a Crisis Grant.

If you have any questions in relation to this grant process please call us. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Falkirk Council