We have been proactive in managing hygiene and implementation of risk control measures for my staff in the workplace, but I have staff that have reported they have contracted COVID-19 in the workplace. What do I do?

Workers compensation is a ‘no fault’ scheme.

If you have staff members diagnosed with COVID-19 and their employment was the main contributor to them getting the disease, they must notify you.

As an employer you must then inform your workers compensation insurer of any workplace injury you become aware of, within 48 hours.

The insurer must commence weekly payments of compensation within 7 days of notification unless they have a reasonable excuse.

If you have not been notified of a decision within 7 days, you can contact SIRA for assistance on 13 10 50.