Test and Trace payments in Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

You asked for the data on 'Test and Trace' payments in Scotland known as the Self-Isolation Support Grant. 


I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested. 

The SISG opened in October 2020 and was backdated to 28 September 2020. The Grant continuously developed to support the health isolation advice until it closed to new applicants on 6 January 2023. 

The Grant provided over £75m of financial support to more than 151,000 low-income workers and their families. 

All of the information you have requested is available from the following link, the link shows Scotland's SISG figures until March Scottish Welfare Fund, Self-Isolation Support Grant and Discretionary Housing Payments: monthly data - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) (table 2). The latest quarterly Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) publication can be found here Summary of main points - Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: Update to 31 December 2022 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) (table 46) which includes management information with Local Authority breakdowns. Table 46 can be accessed by clicking the 'supporting documents' link and then opening SWF Tables – April 2018 to Dec 2022. 

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the websites listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy. 

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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