Shown below are examples of possible scenarios that may arise as a result of Covid-19 and how DHBs would determine what leave is available to employees.
The table below is part of the current DHB guidelines document which can be found here.
Please note if you work from home you will be paid as normal working time.
(EMPLOYEE SHOULD BE APPROPRIATELY
ASSESSED TO CONFIRM CoV-19 AS PER MoH
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL ADVICE.)
Employee is symptomatic and
Employee requested to self-isolate.
Note: Isolation requirements will
be clinically informed and
changed as the situation and
MOH advice evolves.
Working from Home/Special Leave
Where the employee becomes
symptomatic/sick while in self-isolation;
Special leave for the 14-day isolation period
thereafter sick leave
Refer to relevant MECA/SECA/IEA
Employee requested by DHB to
self-isolate for incubation
period after not following
advice e.g. not following MOH
or MFAT travel advisory.
As special leave does not apply we will look
at options relating to Working from Home/
Annual Leave or Unpaid Leave
Employee is potentially exposed
Special Leave may be available where the
exposure can be directly linked to
an employee’s work.
Sick Leave/Special Leave
Special Leave may be available
where the exposure can be
directly linked to an employee’s
Children or dependant required
Working from home or Annual Leave
Sick Leave if either Employee or Dependent
Employee prevented from
returning to the country
through border controls.
Please contact your manager
to discuss your leave options.
Leave may be granted for up to14 days
after which we will review your situation
with you and may request you to take
other types of leave.