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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Self-isolation support discretionary payment - regulations

Published: 17 Feb 2021

Explains the regulations allowing local authorities to award the Self-Isolation Support Grant (SISG) using section 4 of the Public Health (Scotland) Act 2008.

Published:
17 Feb 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Self-isolation support discretionary payment - regulations

A discretionary provision has been put in place allowing local authorities to award the Self-Isolation Support Grant (SISG) using section 4 of the Public Health (Scotland) Act 2008.

As Covid-19 was designated as a notifiable disease for purposes of the Public Health (Scotland) Act 2008 in February 2020, the payment of the SISG would be considered as meeting public heath need.

The payment is administered by local authorities on behalf of the Scottish Government using existing statutory provisions in The Welfare Funds (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

 If your right to live in the UK includes the condition that you have no access to public funds, an equivalent discretionary payment may be administered to you using statutory provisions in the Public Health (Scotland) Act 2008. The attached Discretionary self-Isolation Support grant guidance explains the regulations.

The attached guidance explains the regulations.