One-off $320 COVID-19 Test and Isolate Support Payments will be offered to local residents, as the Central Coast’s battle with the Delta variant intensifies.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the Support Payments provide financial support to workers who need to self-isolate and are unable to work while waiting for a COVID-19 test result.
“If you are self-isolating pending a negative result and forego work due to the requirement to self-isolate, you are able to receive $320 from Service NSW,” Mr Crouch said.
“This is a simple but incredibly important way that the NSW Government is helping to cover lost wages of casual workers but also those who may have exhausted their sick leave or carer’s leave.
“We want to do everything possible to ensure that everyone is in a position where they are able to follow the Public Health Orders to the letter, and not endanger the wider community by failing to self-isolate.
“Eligible workers who apply online for a Support Payment from Service NSW will get the $320 deposited in their bank account within three business days.”
The payments were previously available to workers in Sydney’s local government areas (LGAs) of concern and have now been extended to all of NSW.
Eligibility information is available and applications for the COVID-19 Test and Isolate Support Payment can be made at: www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-test-and-isolate-support-payment.