COVID-19 Requirements Removed

Employment Law, COVID-19, Health and Safety, Government / 23 August 2023
COVID-19 Requirements Removed

From Tuesday 15 August 2023, the Government removed all remaining COVID-19 public health requirements.

This includes:

  • Seven day mandatory isolation for people who contract COVID-19; and
  • The requirement to wear a face mask for visitors to healthcare facilities.

Subsequently, the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme ended on 15 August 2023..  Moving forward, if an employee has COVID-19, time away from work should be treated as sick leave.

Message for Employers

If you have any questions about the impact the removal of the COVID-19 requirements has on your workplace, please get in touch with a member of our team.


Disclaimer: We remind you that while this article provides commentary on employment law, health and safety and immigration topics, it should not be used as a substitute for legal or professional advice for specific situations. Please seek legal advice from your lawyer for any questions specific to your workplace.


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