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Updates re self-isolation payments

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More than half of people applying for financial support to self-isolate are being rejected in some coronavirus hotspots in England as councils report running out of cash and loopholes leave low-income families ineligible.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/30/thousands-refused-help-to-self-isolate-by-cash-strapped-english-councils

England and Wales’ contact-tracing app is to add a Self-Isolation Payment feature as soon as next week ... Those told to stay at home by human contact-tracers can qualify for £500 of support. But privacy safeguards built into the NHS Covid-19 app had complicated making the same offer to those who had received an automated self-isolate notification.

More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55133926