What do I tell my work, and what financial supports are available if I cannot work?

  • You do not have to tell your employer that you have COVID-19, unless you were at work when you might have been infectious (to help with contact tracing). Remember that you cannot leave your house to go to work during your isolation period.
  • If you are well enough, you can continue to work from home if your job allows during your isolation period.
  • If your work cannot be done from home, or you are not well enough to work from home, and cannot earn an income, you might be able to get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.


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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land and sea in which we live and work, we recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and culture and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.