What proof of illness will be required?

You will need to provide evidence of a positive result for a covid-19 infection. Due to inconsistency in testing for covid-19 throughout the pandemic, however, if you are unable to provide evidence of a positive covid test one of the following will be required:

  • A fit (sick) note indicating a diagnosis of Long Covid or other post-acute covid sequalae
  • An occupational health report that indicates that you have been assessed in relation to Long Covid or other post-acute covid sequalae
  • Letter following a hospital consultation for Long Covid or other post-acute covid sequalae.

Applicants will need to provide evidence that they were working in a face-to-face role (i.e. not working at home doing remote work) at the time of their acute covid-19 illness