UNEMPLOYMENT FUND BENEFITS EXTENDED FOR THOSE THAT ARE QUARANTINED
The Department of Labour has extended benefits to employees who have been officially quarantined due to the Corona-19 pandemic (Department of Labour Notice: 215 of 2020).
In terms of the Regulations, “quarantined” means:
“separating a symptomatic individual potentially exposed to a disease from non- exposed individuals in such a manner so as to prevent possible spread infection or contamination.”
In order to apply for the benefit, the following criteria is required to be met:
– The employee concerned must have been “quarantined” for 14 days.
– The employer and employee must submit proof, together with the relevant application, that the employee was in fact quarantined for a period of 14 days.
– If the duration of the quarantine is extended beyond 14 days a medical certificate is required in order for payment to continue.
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