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.