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Aged care workers awarded pandemic leave in Fair Work Commission ruling – The Guardian

Workers required by their employer or a government health authority to self-isolate because of Covid-19 will receive two weeks of paid leave

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Workers in residential aged care including nurses will receive two weeks of paid pandemic leave due to a landmark Fair Work Commission decision.
The full bench of five commissioners on Monday found that employees of residential aged care faced an elevated risk of being required to self-isolate and needed the condition added to their award safety net.
Under the new entitlement, workers who are required by their employer or a government medical authority to self-isolate because of Covid-19 sympt…

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