The Department has issued a new information note in relation to COVID-19 Leave. This leave provision will be reduced from 7 days to 5 days with effect from 22nd May 2023.
The Information Note TC/IN 0004/2023 can be downloaded from this link
- Special Leave with Pay (SLWP) applies where an employee begins to display COVID-19 symptoms or receives a positive COVID-19 PCR/antigen test result.
- From 22nd May 2023, where an employee begins to display COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19, a maximum limit of 5 consecutive days Special Leave with Pay (includes weekends/school closures), in any one instance, will apply.
- Where the employee is medically unfit for work after the 5 consecutive days, the terms and conditions of the Sick Leave Scheme will apply.
- For an employee who commences COVID-19 SLWP prior to 22nd May 2023, their maximum entitlement is 7 consecutive days, in line with Circular 0038/2022.