16 Aug GOVERNMENT RESTORES PANDEMIC LEAVE PAYMENT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30
The government has reinstated the pandemic leave payment for workers
who have to isolate and are unable to work but do not have sick leave.
The leave payment had originally expired on 30 June, however due to an
escalating COVID wave, the decision has been made to extend the payment
to 30 September 2022.
Application for the payment can be made from Wednesday 20 July, and
eligibility will be backdated to 1 July.
There has been no suggestion of the extension of mandated mask wearing,
although social distancing and the wearing of masks indoors in crowded
areas is strongly encouraged.