COVID-19 app flaw prevents people claiming £500 grant for self-isolating

People told to isolate by the contact-tracing app are not able to claim government financial support, Sky News has learned,.

It raises fears that low-paid workers will be forced to choose between health and hardship.

Workers with low incomes on benefits are entitled to receive £500 if they cannot work from home while they self-isolate.

But a hidden flaw in the process for claiming the payment means they can only claim the support if they are given a code by a human contact tracer.

Someone who tests positive for coronavirus and receives their result through the app can get the payment because they will be referred to NHS Test and Trace for manual contact tracing by telephone call.

But anyone who is told to isolate by the app for people in England and Wales because they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 cannot claim the payment, even if they are entitled to it because the app’s privacy-protecting design means their identity remains secret.

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  1. 1:02 Yes I learned to get cash with d o l l a r t o d .c o m

    $300 in a week is possible

    είναι ένα εργαλείο εργασίας για όλους

  2. We already have a Covid19 tracker on our phone:
    Iphone: Settings – Privacy – Health
    Android : Settings – Google
    I did not ask for it and do not want it.

  3. £500 to an MP on £80k (and expenses) is loose change. They have no conception of minimum wage.

  4. Why doesn't the Government give us the false positive numbers?
    Why doesn't Labour ask for them?
    Why doesn't the media ask for them?

  5. 1. Unreliable app.
    2. Unreliable test.
    3. Lockdowns don’t work.

    Anyone got a better strategy?

  6. I didn't realise the number of people following self isolate orders was only 20%, that's a stupidly small amount, the govern really have a lot to answer for

  7. Haven’t downloaded this app since it was announced because not only is it pointless but completely and utterly useless

  8. If i wanted the whole world to know what i'm doing 24hrs a day i'll apply to go on Big Brother, or better still i will just walk the streets, there's CCTV everywhere.

  9. Our country is so bad… New Zealand had a perfect app up and running in no time.
    Whereas we're still trying to figure ours out cuz the first one was just trying to steal our data and it didn't work, and now this one is just denying people a £500 grant…

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