Employees who can’t go to work because of coronavirus
Employees can’t go to work if they need to quarantine or self-isolate because they:
- have been diagnosed with coronavirus
- have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with coronavirus
- are waiting for a coronavirus test result
- are prohibited from leaving their home because of an enforceable Goverment direction
- have arrived from overseas and need to self-isolate because of an enforceable government direction.
If an employee can’t go to work because they have to quarantine or self-isolate, they should contact their employer immediately to discuss leave or flexible working options.
Employees can also request not to go to work because of a health condition that puts them at higher risk of getting coronavirus.