Public Sector Guidance Notes On Employment Related Matters for COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Guidance Note on Employment-Related Matters March 30th

Please see attached a release of the Guidance Note to health sector entities re COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

This document has been prepared by the Department of Human Services (DHHS) and has been provided to your employer as a reference tool.

This document includes information which may be useful to you and all HWU members. Please distribute this information freely and widely amongst our HWU members, including on noticeboards.

The document includes information about:         

  • Payments during periods of absence of work, and clarity with regards to entitlements
  • WorkCover claims
  • Advice re casual employees required to self-isolate or not attend work
  • Overtime.

If you have any questions about the information provided in this document, please call the HWU during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm) on (03) 9341 3300 or email if the matter is urgent.

This is a difficult time for all health workers. Our HWU members are the heroes working on the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus. We thank each and every one of them.