Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment changes

9 September 2022

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment has changed.

From 9 September 2022, isolation or caring periods for some people reduced from 7 to 5 days.

If you’re a worker in a high risk workplace your isolation period will stay as 7 days.

If you need to claim Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment for an isolation or caring period starting before 9 September, you’ll be covered by the previous rules.

The previous rules also apply if your isolation or caring period, that started before 9 September, is extended.

You have 14 days from the start of your isolation or caring period to claim Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.

Read more about these changes and who can get Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.

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Page last updated: 9 September 2022