To assist with navigating through these uncertain times, we have provided some links below that we felt you may find helpful relating to recently announced support for businesses affected by Covid-19.
1.COVID-19 JobSaver payment
Changes have been made to the Covid-19 JobSaver payment so that more businesses can access this payment. To find out more on the guidelines for the payment please Click Here.
2. Fair Work have outlined some options available to workplaces should temporary lock downs occur until the vaccination roll out has been completed including:
a. Working from home;
b. Changes in working hours and duties;
c. Enforceable government directions and stand downs
d. Taking care of a child;
e. Taking leave;
f. Border closures: pay and leave options;
g. Government support;
h. Mental health support.
For more information on each of the above please Click Here.
3. There are also a number of leave options available should an employee be unable to work due to covid related reasons and/or need to quarantine or isolate including:
a. Annual leave;
b. Annual leave at half pay;
c. Unpaid pandemic leave;
d. Sick and carer’s leave;
e. Unpaid leave and other paid leave.
For more information on employee leave availability please Click Here.
Payment increases have also been applied for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment for eligible workers. For more information please Click Here.
We will continue to keep you updated on any developments during this time however if you have any questions or would like to discuss anything further regarding your specific circumstances, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on (02) 4927 2900.