What if I can’t afford to pay for the quarantine managed hotel?
The cost of a quarantine managed hotel is not cheap. The rate for 1 adult in 1 room for 10 days (11 nights) is currently £1,750. The additional rate for another adult (or child over 12) is £650, whilst for children aged 5-12 it is £325. There is also an additional day rate for those who test positive and need to continue isolating. The day rate for the first adult is £152, for an additional adult (or child over 12) it is £41, and for children aged 5-12 it is £12.
For those facing significant financial hardship as a result of this charge, there will be an opportunity to apply for a deferred repayment plan when booking. This is only available if you already receive income-related benefits, and you will be required to pay back your debt to the government in 12 monthly instalments.