The Victorian Government has extended the coronavirus worker support payment. The scheme now includes:
- A one-off payment of $1,500 available to workers who are unable to work during their isolation, have no income during this period, and are not entitled to any paid sick leave, special pandemic leave or other income support.
- A $300 support payment from the Victorian Government available as soon as a person is tested– as long as they meet the eligibility of the existing scheme.
Funds can be accessed by contacting the coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398
For more information please see https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updates/coronavirus-covid-19/supporting-victorian-workers-get-tested-and-stay-home