COVID-19 work arrangements
If you have been recently overseas or returned from interstate, you must comply with quarantine requirements.
There are a variety of measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
You can find out more about quarantine on the Northern Territory Government's coronavirus website.
You can also read about working from home.
Read below to find out more about COVID-19 leave and employment arrangements for public servants.
Public servants can access special work and leave arrangements if you are in:
- forced quarantine due to travel
- self-quarantine due to close contact with a COVID-19 case.
You must follow the approved quarantine requirements to protect Territorians.
Find out more about your work and leave entitlements if you are affected by coronavirus.
If you suffer an injury or disease in your job, you may be eligible for workers compensation under the Return to Work Act 1986.
For information on workers compensation, go to the NT Worksafe website.
If you contract coronavirus and workers compensation is not applicable, you can access personal leave under your enterprise agreement.
COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation.
You may be required to perform other duties or work at other locations.
Most reallocations will be done on a voluntary basis.
In the event you are directed to other duties, you will continue to receive your normal pay.
If you are unable to return to Australia due to overseas travel restrictions, you must discuss your circumstances with:
- your manager, and
- human resources team.
From Monday 6 to Thursday 9 April, school staff will take professional development days.
You can still take your children to school during that week if:
- you cannot make alternative arrangements
- they are vulnerable children.
No child will be turned away from school.
If you chose to stay at home, you can apply for recreation leave or long service leave.
As a worker you have the right to a healthy and safe workplace.
Safe Work Australia has published the National COVID-19 safe workplace principles to ensure a consistent national approach across all States and Territories, in response to the risks presented by COVID-19.
Find out more about safe work principles on the Safe Work Australia's website.
For more information
To find out more, call the coronavirus National Advice Hotline on 1800 020 080. They are open 24hrs a day, seven days a week.
For the latest information on the Northern Territory response to COVID-19, go to the Northern Territory Government's coronavirus website.
Get the current facts and figures, travel advice and latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.
Last updated: 30 April 2020
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