Responding to news that self-isolation is costing people who do not qualify for financial support hundreds of pounds in lost income, Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Minister for Finance and Health, Rhun ap Iorwerth MS said,
“Self-isolation remains a vital part of stopping the spread of coronavirus, and fear of financial hardship is one of the barrier to effective self-isolation. If support isn’t sufficient, and isn’t reaching the right people, our efforts to tackle the pandemic suffer.
“Raising the low income self-isolation payment to £800 will help more people stay at home at a time they most need to isolate. This will be an important step in helping stop the virus taking hold again once we ease out of lockdown.”