Support for workers affected by the coronavirus crisis
Worker and jobseeker support is available if you have been affected by the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Worker support package
Workers who lose their job or income as a result of the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be assisted with with retraining, job-matching and other help to transition into jobs in key industries.
Support will have a strong focus on online training for industries including healthcare, agriculture, food production, transport, cleaning and mining.
Find out more about the worker support package.
Australian Government support
This includes a $750 one off economic support payment.
Your employer may be eligible to access a subsidy to continue paying you and retain you as an employee.
The JobKeeper payment will provide $1,500 per fortnight per employee for up to 6 months.
Find out about eligibility for JobKeeper payments.
Worker Transition Scheme and rapid response
Learn more about the Worker Transition Scheme and rapid response, providing information and support services to workers' who may find themselves without work as a result of business closures or redundancy programs.
Employee rights, entitlements and pay
Find out about:
- flexible working arrangements
- leave entitlements
- awards and wages
- workplace conditions, health and safety.
Learn about workplace risk management, including advice on hygiene, self-quaratine, personal protective equipment and telecommuting.
Find out about the home office expenses you may be able to claim if you're working from home.
Find health information on novel coronavirus from:
Mental health support
Help is available if you're struggling with your mental health during this time.
Find resources for mental health from the Queensland Mental Health Commission.