Tasmania is currently experiencing a terrible flu season, therefore, what are your entitlements if you contract the flu?

When an eligible employee has contracted a specific communicable disease, it is in the interest of that employee, their colleagues, and students that the employee absents themselves from work.

If you contract a communicable disease or illness you are to remain away from work, and will be granted leave with pay, without affecting your personal leave entitlements.

Please note that Influenza means the true infection and not what is commonly known as ‘the flu’. Communicable disease leave will only be granted if the medical certificate stipulates the medical condition is ‘influenza’

Other common communicable diseases, but not limited to are;

  • Chicken Pox and Shingles
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Gastro-enteritis (viral)
  • Hand Foot & Mouth disease
  • Measles
  • School sores (Impetigo)
  • Slap cheek syndrome (Parvovirus Infection)
  • Whooping cough (Pertussis)
  • Scabies
  • Streptococcal throat (including scarlet fever)

If you would like more information on this please contact your union on (03) 6234 9500 or email support@aeutas.org.au


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