Self-Isolation Support Grant


The Scottish Government has introduced a grant scheme to financially help individuals if they are required to self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the grant is to help ensure people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts self-isolate for the required period to stop the onward spread of the virus. A grant of £500 is available to individuals who meet the criteria of the scheme.

Eligibility Criteria

Any individual who meets ALL of the following criteria is eligible for a payment from the scheme:

  • Aged over 16
  • Resident in The Western Isles
  • Asked by Test and Protect to self-isolate on or after 28th September 2020 due to having tested positive for COVID-19 or due to having been in close contact with someone who has tested positive
  • Are employed or self-employed
  • Are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result
  • Are currently receiving ,or have been awarded but not yet received a payment of:
    • Universal Credit;
    • Working Tax Credit;
    • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance;
    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
    • Income Support;
    • Housing Benefit; and/or
    • Pension Credit.

How to apply

Applications must be made during the 14 day period of self-isolation using the link to the form below. Evidence will be required to verify eligibility.

Covid-19 Self Isolation Support Grant Application Form (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)