$300 COVID-19 cluster isolation payments now available

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.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said many South Australians may be eligible for this payment, including casual workers and sole traders.

“Recognising that this is a particularly tough time for many South Australians, COVID-19 cluster isolation payments are now available for those eligible,” said Minister Lensink.

“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.

“We appreciate the mammoth efforts of the many thousands of South Australians who have come forward for testing.”

COVID-19 cluster isolation payment eligibility criteria:

  • 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

To find out more and to apply for the $300 COVID-19 cluster isolation payment visit: www.covid-19.sa.gov.au or call (08) 8226 2500.

The Federal Government is also administering a payment of up to $1500 for eligible people who have been instructed to self-isolate or or quarantine at home by SA Health, or due to a positive COVID-19 test. Applications for the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment payment are via the Services Australia website.

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