I have tested positive to COVID-19
Who do I need to contact?
If you test positive you need to inform your line manager and complete the online form.
If you tested positive via a RAT you must also notify SA Health of your positive test using the SA Health online form.
It is important that you follow instructions, remain away from the workplace for 7 days, and inform your close contacts to get tested if they develop symptoms.
If you have tested positive to COVID-19 and are well enough to work from home and are able to do so in your role, you should also complete the work from home online form for your line manager’s approval.
What leave do I take?
From 14 October 2022, permanent and temporary staff who test positive to COVID-19 and are unable to work from home may access COVID-19 Special Leave with Pay during the 7 day workplace exclusion period. A maximum of 15 days COVID-19 Special Leave with Pay is available annually.
You will be required to provide suitable evidence to your line manager or other delegate, which may include any SA Health or SA Pathology notifications of your positive test result.
If you are unwell following the initial 7 day period you should remain away from the workplace and access sick leave.
Working from home may be permitted if you are mildly symptomatic but otherwise remain well, and appropriate duties are available. This should be discussed with your line manager, and if able to be accommodated you should complete the work from home online form for your line manager’s approval.
When can I return to work?
If you test positive for COVID-19, you need to remain away from the workplace for 7 days. You can then return to work as long as you have no acute symptoms including a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath in the last 24 hours of day 7.
If you are unwell or symptomatic, you must not return to work. If you are immunosuppressed please discuss with Clinical Worker Health, as viral clearance may be delayed.