Level 2 sick leave provisions and funding information

Sick leave entitlements during COVID-19 and how they are funded.

Type of sickness

Teacher entitlements

Funding

I am ‘normal’ sick and have sick leave

  • Normal sick leave provisions apply.
  • There is no entitlement to request  disregarded sick leave

 

  • Ministry funds sick leave after 8 days, as usual
  • No Ministry funding for relief costs.

 

I am ‘normal’ sick and have no sick leave left

  • You can request sick leave in advance, or
  • You can apply for discretionary paid sick leave.
  • If neither of those options are agreed, you will have to take unpaid sick leave. Please contact your field officer if you are in this situation.

 

  • Ministry funds sick leave in advance as usual
  • No Ministry funding for relief costs.
  • Board funds discretionary sick leave.

I have Covid-19 and have sick leave

  • You are entitled to paid sick leave.
  • You can apply to have your sick leave disregarded.

 

  • Ministry funds sick leave.
  • School can apply for funding to cover relief costs.

I have Covid-19 and have no sick leave left

  • You will be paid discretionary sick leave.
  • You will need to provide confirmation of your diagnosis

 

  • Ministry funds paid discretionary leave
  • School can apply for funding to cover relief costs.

My dependent is ‘normal’ sick and I have sick leave

  • Normal sick leave provisions apply.
  • There is no entitlement to request  disregarded sick leave

 

  • Ministry funds sick leave.
  • No Ministry funding for relief costs.

 

My dependent is ‘normal’ sick and I have no sick leave

  • You can request sick leave in advance, or
  • You can apply for discretionary paid sick leave.
  • If neither of those options are agreed, you will have to take unpaid sick leave. Please contact your field officer if you are in this situation.

 

  • Ministry funds sick leave in advance, as usual
  • No Ministry funding for relief costs.
  • Board funds discretionary sick leave.

My dependent has Covid-19 and I have sick leave

  • Dependent sick leave provisions (leave for sickness in the home) apply
  • There is no entitlement to request  disregarded sick leave

 

  • Ministry funds domestic sick leave
  • School can apply for funding to cover relief costs. 

My dependent has Covid-19 and I have no sick leave left

 

  • You are entitled to paid discretionary leave

 

  • Ministry funds discretionary paid sick leave
  • School can apply for funding to cover relief costs.

 

I (and /or my dependent) am not sick but must stay home due to possible exposure to Covid-19

  • If you can work from home you will be paid as normal
  • If you cannot work from home you are entitled to discretionary paid leave

 

  • Ministry funds discretionary paid sick leave
  • School can apply for funding to cover relief costs.

I have a dependent in the high risk category and have a medical certificate stating this

 

  • You are expected to work as normal

 

I am in the high risk category and have a medical certificate stating this

  • You are expected to work as normal. Any other arrangement needs to be made in discussion with your school
  • If it is agreed that you can work from home you will be paid normally
  • If it is agreed that you can work onsite with flexible working arrangements you will be paid normally
  •  If, on medical advice, you cannot return to work or work from home you can apply for discretionary sick leave
  • If that is not agreed you will have to take unpaid sick leave. Please contact your field officer if you are in this situation.

 

  • Board funds discretionary sick leave.
  • No Ministry funding for relief costs. 

 

Last modified on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 11:59