COVID-19 leave arrangements
Leave arrangements for COVID-19 circumstances as at 21 January 2022
At all times follow government health advice: symptoms, testing and isolation. Refer to https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-test-isolate-national-protocols.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you are required to lodge a Protecht report.
For other COVID-19 information, refer to the Staff Hub.
For vaccination/booster appointments for yourself or your child, or in the event of an adverse reaction to a vaccination
If you have COVID-19 symptoms
If you contract COVID-19 and are unwell
If you’re caring for someone who contracts COVID-19 and is unwell
If you’re identified as a close contact
If a member of your household is a close contact (which makes you a casual contact)
If your child’s school or child care centre is closed due to COVID
If your child can’t attend school or child care due to COVID exposure
If other care arrangements in place for your child, or care arrangements for your elderly parents or dependents with disabilities, have been impacted (e.g. the usual carer not available due to COVID exposure)
If you were unwell with COVID-19 while on another form of leave
If you become ill for more than:
In COVID cases, a copy of your notification of a positive test result can be provided instead of a medical certificate. This can be in the form of confirmation of a positive PCR test result, or confirmation of Service NSW upload of Rapid Antigen Test (when available).
Please note that leave reversals require Band 7 approval.