Decision details

To extend the Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme to 31 March 2021

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Finance and Assets

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


NHS Test and Trace provided funding for a national “Standard” Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme and a Discretionary scheme, both to be in place between 12 October 2020 and 31 January 2021.


On 13 October 2020 Cabinet approved the Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme and authorised the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets, to extend the scheme beyond 31 January 2021, in line with Government direction and subject to funding being available.


Confirmation has been received from NHS Test and Trace that both schemes will be extended to 31 March 2021. Additional funding has been made available for the discretionary scheme and will be provided for the standard scheme as required.

Reasons for the decision:

The alternative is not to extend the scheme but as funding is available this is rejected


Contact: Jayne Gilpin Email: Email:

Publication date: 20/01/2021

Date of decision: 20/01/2021

Effective from: 28/01/2021