The Crisis Management Team has made interim adjustments to leave entitlements to help all staff navigate a number of scenarios.
For staff on fixed term and permanent contracts:
- Self-quarantine – in the event you are directed to self-quarantine by SSI as result of suspected exposure at work you will be asked to work from home and continue to be paid. However, if you are directed to self-quarantine as a result of showing symptoms you must use sick leave.
- Personal/carer leave – as a one-off gesture we are doubling personal/carer leave for all staff from 10 days to 20 days per year. This leave is available immediately and is valid until December 31 2020. People and Culture will advise how to process and categorise this special leave in the coming days and leave balances may take some time to update in Connx/Preceda. All personal/carer leave still requires the normal process (Connx/Preceda) and documentation (medical certificates).
For casual staff:
3. Casuals – if shifts are cancelled due to self-isolation or office shutdown all rostered shifts will be paid. Government support through Newstart is also available for casual workers.