New Essential Workers COVID-19 Leave Payment Scheme

02 Apr 2020

The Government has announced that a new COVID-19 payment that will be available to essential businesses for essential workers from 6 April 2020.

The new payment is intended to support essential workers who have to stay at home to comply with public health guidance, and whose employers are unable to keep paying them.

Essential employers who can financially support their workers with leave requirements or any special paid leave entitlements - without the use of the subsidy - should continue to do so.

More information about the Essential Workers COVID-19 Leave Payment Scheme will be available at 12pm on 6 April.