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$1,500 payment 250,000 Aussies need to know about

Lucy Dean
·2-min read
Australian dollar notes held in the hand.
Here's how to access NSW's COVID-19 payment. Image: Getty

Sydney’s Northern Beaches residents have been told to isolate for the near future as NSW battles an increase in COVID-19 cases, but those who have to stay at home could be eligible for $1,500.

NSW residents with no leave entitlements are eligible for one-off $1,500 payments for each time they need to quarantine or isolate, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed in September.

The payment is also open to those who need to care for someone who has contracted the virus, and covers temporary visa holders.

People who have access to paid sick, personal or carer’s leave are unable to access the payment.

However, people in couples who both have to isolate can claim the payments separately.

How to claim NSW’s COVID-19 Pandemic Leave payment

The simplest way to claim the payment is over the phone by calling 180 22 66. Alternatively, you can print and complete the Claim for Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment – New South Wales form and fax it to 1300 727 760.

"We do not want some workers to have to choose between isolating and financially supporting themselves or their dependents,” Berejiklian said in September.

The Northern Beaches’ 250,000 population was forced into COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday 19 December after the area saw a sharp increase in cases.

Locals were generally required to stay at home unless they were exercising, grocery shopping, seeking medical care or were unable to work.

Public gatherings have also been limited and all restaurants and pubs have been closed except for takeaway.

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