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COVID-19 presumption for certain workers

Recent amendments establish presumptive rights to compensation for certain workers who contract COVID-19. The changes mean that workers in prescribed employment who are diagnosed with COVID-19 are automatically presumed to have contracted the disease in the course of their employment (note that the presumption may be rebutted if established that the contraction of COVID-19 is not related to work or employment).

Eligible workers are also presumed to be incapable of work until 21 days from the date of injury, or if the worker still has COVID-19 at this date, until the date marking the end of the worker’s incapacity on the worker’s certificate of capacity.

Further information about the COVID-19 presumption is available here .