Pandemic sick leave disaster payout, isolating Victorians amid coronavirus crisis
The Prime Minister announced that the government would establish a disaster payment for pandemic leave for Victorians without sick leave.
Scott Morrison announced Monday that there will now be proposed payments for those who have had to self-isolate due to COVID-19[female[feminine.
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“They will primarily be granted to those on short-term visas – those who are not permanent residents or Australian citizens who would otherwise not have had access to Commonwealth payments,” Morrison said.
This will be a payment of $ 1,500 for the two week period and can be done more than once, if someone has to self-isolate multiple times.
“This pandemic is a disaster and we need a disaster payment when it comes to people who have to self-isolate for a period of 14 days through no fault of their own,” he said .
The Prime Minister said it was whatever “job they’re in or job they’re in – they need that support.”
“We will ensure that all others who find themselves in this situation and who do not have this leave available to them during their sick leave because it has been exhausted will receive a payment of $ 1,500 for this fortnight.” , did he declare.
Payment for a pandemic will be made in the same way as money paid for disaster recovery, such as after the bushfire crisis.
Those eligible for payment should call 1802266.
The number will be active from Wednesday.
“Today is a day when we let the Victorians know that we are here to support you,” he said.
The other states
Morrison said the two-week payment would be based on the model put in place by the Victorian government.
He also signaled that if another state were to enter this level of crisis, payments would also be offered to them.
“If another state were in a position – and God forbid – that there was a disaster of the magnitude that we see in Victoria, then a disaster payment of this nature would be made,” he said. he declares.
“But that would be done on the same basis as what will be established with Victoria.”
The payment offered to the Victorians is currently in place for an indefinite period.
He also explained that the payment is in addition to the payment offered to those awaiting test results.
“I should also note that this is from when they receive the notification that they need to self-isolate,” Morrison said.
“There is already a payment the Victorian government makes based on the period between when you take your test and when you collect your test results. “
The news comes as Victoria has recorded another 429 coronavirus cases and 13 deaths.
State Premier Daniel Andrews also announced that dozens of businesses will be shutting down under Stage Four restrictions in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.
– with AAP