It looks like COVID and related illnesses are quite rampant in the community once again.
In recognition of the risks associated with more infectious new COVID-19 variants through the winter period, the Commonwealth agreed to reinstate the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment to 30 September 2022, which was otherwise set to end as of 30 June 2022.
Eligibility for the payment will be backdated to 1 July 2022, to ensure that anyone unable to work owing to isolation requirements in this period (without access to paid sick leave) is supported.
Access to these payments will commence on Wednesday 20 July, with existing eligibility requirements to continue.
The Commonwealth and the States and Territories have agreed to share the costs of the payment 50:50.
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