What do I do if I've received a workers compensation claim for COVID-19 from one of my workers?

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

For the workers compensation claim to be compensable, work activities must be proven to be the main contributing factor to your worker contracting the virus. The insurer will assess each claim on its individual merits.

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

If you have not been notified of the insurer’s decision within seven days, you can contact SIRA for assistance on 13 10 50 or by email at