Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will receive an award of £500. Local authorities retain discretion in determining how awards are fulfilled but decision makers should bear in mind that recipients will be self-isolating for the appropriate period and should not, therefore, go out to public areas during this time. This includes going out to buy food. Payments to bank accounts may, therefore, be preferable. Payments should be made within three working days of an eligible application being verified.
Notifying the decision
All applicants should receive an official decision which should be in writing, unless the applicant requests otherwise.