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South Australia introduces paid pandemic leave

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

South Australian workers directed to quarantine as a result of COVID-19 may be eligible for isolation payments of up to $1,500 under a new Paid Pandemic Leave Scheme.

The payment will apply to casual, part-time or full-time workers who are:
  • required to isolate for up to 14 days following a positive COVID-19 test
  • caring for someone required to quarantine for up to 14 days following a positive COVID-19 test
  • required to isolate as a result of a public health directive. 
A separate payment of $300 will be available for eligible workers in an identified COVID-19 cluster, who are required to self-isolate while awaiting a coronavirus test result or as a result of a public health directive.

Individuals who are required to quarantine upon returning from overseas or interstate will not be eligible for the payment.

For more information about the Paid Pandemic Leave Scheme, read the media release.

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