Tackling Covid-19: A case for better financial support to self-isolate

Think tank: Nuffield Trust

Author(s): Sarah Reed; Billy Palmer; Mike Brewer; Maja Gustafsson

May 14, 2021

This report from UK think tank the Nuffield Trust looks at financial support for those that need to isolate.

Asking people with Covid-19 to self-isolate is vital to keep the pandemic under control as lockdown measures ease, yet only 52% of people who have symptoms isolate. This briefing by the Nuffield Trust and the Resolution Foundation argues that financial support through schemes similar to furlough should be expanded so that workers isolating can continue to receive their full wages.