Self-isolating support grants

If you have been contacted by Test and Protect, and advised to self-isolate as a result of COVID 19, you may be entitled to a self-isolating grant if you meet the eligibility criteria.

For more information on self-isolating visit East Lothian Council.

Anyone at any time may have to self-isolate if for example you or anyone in your household develop COVID-19 symptoms; if you are returning from certain other countries and need to quarantine or if you’re asked to isolate via the Scottish Government’s Test, Protect and Isolate system, which is in place to identify those who may have come into direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Most people will be able to self-isolate with help from friends, family and neighbours and by arranging grocery deliveries – however if you need extra support, please contact or phone our helpline: 01875 824300.

You can also call the British Red Cross coronavirus support line on 0808 196 3651. This was set up to provide support to communities and people in need during the coronavirus pandemic, giving people without a support network someone to talk to, and to help them access things they may need like food, medicine and emotional support.

You can get information on Test, Protect and Isolate from the Scottish Government website