Department of Human Services

$300 COVID-19 cluster isolation payments available

2020-11-26

Eligible South Australians who have undertaken a COVID-19 test, are required to self-isolate and do not have access to paid leave or other income support can apply for a new, one-off $300 COVID-19 cluster isolation payment.

Many South Australians may be eligible for this payment, including casual workers and sole traders.

These targeted, one-off $300 payments are specifically for eligible South Australians who have:

  • undertaken a COVID-19 test
  • are required to self-isolate pending the test result
  • have been scheduled to work during the period of self-isolation, and
  • have no access to paid leave or other income support.

If this means people have missed a rostered shift or can’t work as a result of waiting for COVID-19 test results, they may be eligible for this payment.

COVID-19 cluster isolation payment eligibility criteria

The person must:

  • have undertaken a COVID-19 test
  • be required to self-isolate pending the test result
  • have been scheduled to work during the period of self-isolation
  • have no access to paid leave or other income support
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a holder of necessary visa and work permits (temporary visa holders and international students)
  • be aged 17 years or over.

More information and apply

Visit: www.covid-19.sa.gov.au or phone 8226 2500

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

The Federal Government is also administering a payment of up to $1500 for eligible people who have been instructed to self-isolate or quarantine at home by SA Health, or due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Applications for the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment are via the Services Australia website.

Page last updated : 27 Nov 2020

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