National Cabinet has decided to extend the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment (PLDP) at current rates beyond 30 September 2022. It will remain available for as long as mandatory isolation periods are applied by all States and Territories.

The PLDP is a lump sum payment to help workers who cannot work because they have to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID, or care for someone who has to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID.

A number of leaders have called for the end of isolation mandates and overseas they have been removed entirely. Watch this space to see if Australia follows suit.

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