Residents of New South Wales without leave entitlement will now be able to access a one-time payment of $ 1,500 for each time they need to self-isolate or quarantine, the Premier of the United Kingdom has confirmed. ‘State Gladys Berejiklian.
The $ 1,500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is also available for those caring for someone who has contracted Covid-19, and includes temporary visa holders.
“NSW is successfully managing the Covid-19 pandemic, including through contact tracing and the highest testing rates in the country,” Berejiklian said.
“By introducing the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment we make sure that we continue to do all we can to protect the community from undetected transmission. “
The prime minister said the state is partnering with the Commonwealth to make the payments.
“We don’t want some workers to have to choose between isolating themselves and providing for themselves or their dependents.”
NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the holiday payment would support the state’s economic and health stimulus and provide assistance to workers who do not have access to time off and who could otherwise be tested for the virus .
NSW is the latest state to introduce holiday payment, which first started in Victoria early August. It comes a few days after the government of Western Australia confirmed it had implemented pandemic leave payments.
South Australia and Tasmania have also introduced payments.
How do I claim payment of $ 1,500 for pandemic leave?
The fastest way to claim payment for pandemic leave is to call Services Australia on 180 22 66 and apply by phone.
You can also print and fill in this form and fax it to 1300 727 760.
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