We are advising our employees not to come to work if they are unwell. In these circumstances, any time missed should be taken as sick leave.
If you are feeling unwell, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (if so, you must get tested), or if you are worried about potential contact with someone who has been exposed to COVID-19, contact the Monash Health Employee Hotline (03) 959 45815, 7am to 4pm – 7 days a week.
If the operational expectation is that an employee’s role has to be performed at work premises and they are not well enough to do so – then they must stay home and take sick leave.
We have had situations recently where employees have reported a mild cold (with no COVID-19 symptoms) or a back ache and therefore requested to work from home. Managers can use their discretion based on individual circumstances and if operationally feasible for the team.
Approved by Karen Lowe, Executive Director, People and Culture