INVERCLYDE MSP Stuart McMillan is urging people to take advantage of the new grant to help people on low incomes if they are asked to self-isolate due to Covid-19.

The new Self-Isolation Support Grant, delivered by Social Security Scotland and administered by the council, will help people who are unable to carry out their work from home.

It is targeted at people who are in receipt of Universal Credit or legacy benefits and applications are now being accepted.

Mr McMillan said: “To ensure people do not experience financial hardship as a result of doing the right thing, the Scottish Government are introducing this new £500 grant for people on low incomes who have been told to self-isolate.

“For people in Inverclyde who are on low incomes and would be unable to work if they had to self-isolate, this support will be a huge help."