Monday 19 July saw step 4 of the Roadmap to Recovery being activated which means many of the established restrictions have been lifted. However the government is still urging people to use caution and maintain a number of key protections
Additionally the government has issued a new guide on protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 which came into effect on 19 July. You can view this new guidance here.
Test and trace (self-isolation) support payment
Extra financial help is available if you are on a low income, cannot work from home and are required to self-isolate after a positive coronavirus test result, or, because you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
Help is also available if you are on a low income and are having to take time off work to care for a child or young person who has been told to self-isolate from school or nursery.
Find more details and apply at https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/benefits-assistance
Nationally the scheme was to end on 30 June but is now to be extended to 30 September 2021.