Employee Leave Payments for Omicron
Leave Support Scheme:
The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is available to employers, including self-employed people, to help pay their employees who have been advised to self-isolate because of COVID-19 and can’t work at home during that period.
This means your employees:
- can't come into work because they are in one of the affected groups and have been told to self-isolate, and
- can't work from home.
Find out more here: Work and Income - Leave Support Scheme
Short Term Absence Payment:
The COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment is available for businesses, including self-employed people, to help pay their employees who cannot work from home while they wait for a COVID-19 test result.
The Short-Term Absence Payment is available from 9 February 2022. It’s to help businesses keep paying eligible employees who:
- cannot work from home, and
- need to miss work to stay home while waiting for a COVID-19 test result (in line with public health guidance).
This article answers common FAQs:
Find out more here: Work and Income - Short Term Absence Payment
Other Useful Resources:
Updated toolkit of posters and resources
Businesses and workplaces at RED
Managing the impact of COVID-19 cases at your business
Guidance for workplaces with Covid-19 positive employee