Test & Trace payments - rules relaxed

Our councillors voted unanimously at a meeting on Thursday night (4 February) to relax eligibility criteria for the discretionary Test & Trace support payments scheme.

The decision is designed to encourage take-up of the £500 payment by Derbyshire Dales residents who may suffer financial hardship when asked by the NHS to self isolate.

The meeting voted to add £10,000 from the Council's own finances to supplement government funding if required, with a further top-up of £5,000 if necessary before the scheme finishes - scheduled for the end of March.

One councillor also proposed that Members add their own council allowance for the month of February into the Test & Trace pot and it was agreed that this idea should be pursued outside the meeting on an opt-in basis.

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The 4  December meeting can be viewed again on our YouTube channel below:

Our councillors voted unanimously at a meeting on Thursday night (4 February) to relax eligibility criteria for the discretionary Test & Trace support payments scheme.

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