New subsidy kicks in for workers waiting for Covid test results

A Radio NZ article.

From tomorrow, employers can get $350 to help pay workers waiting for Covid-19 test results, if staff cannot work from home.

Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni said the Short-Term Absence Payment would also cover the cost of sick leave for workers with no sick leave available.

She hoped the payment would encourage more people to do the right thing and get tested if they were feeling unwell.

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