As a disability support worker, person with a disability, or carer for someone with a disability, you may be eligible for different forms of government paid pandemic leave.
It’s important to understand how to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Australia, which includes staying home from work if you feel unwell. There are different types of paid pandemic leave to help you through this time:
There are also additional state payments in certain states and territories:
New South Wales:
- Emergency support for vulnerable Tasmanians
- $1500 Leave Disaster Payment for workers required to quarantine
- $1500 'isolation' payment for workers required to quarantine
For more information on different types of payments, please check your local state government health websites.