Update on Pandemic Pay
Pandemic Pay Implementation Guidelines
An overview of how pandemic payments will be implemented across the health sector and confirm eligible workplaces and workers in the health sector.
Pandemic Pay Eligibility
As you know, on April 25, the government announced it is providing eligible frontline and support workers with temporary pandemic pay.
Since that time, we have received inquiries about whether the list of eligible workers or workplaces would be expanded. There is a limit to the amount of funding provided by the federal government through our agreement and after careful consideration, the government will not be expanding the pandemic pay beyond those already deemed eligible.
Pandemic pay will be in effect for eligible workers from April 24, 2020 until August 13, 2020, and consists of:
A temporary top-up on hourly wages: Eligible workers will receive $4 per hour worked on top of existing hourly wages, regardless of how much they already make; and
Monthly lump sum payments: Eligible workers who work at least 100 hours in a designated 4-week period will also be eligible to receive an additional lump sum payment of $250 for that period, up to a total of $1,000 in lump sum payments. The designated 4-week periods are:
o April 24, 2020 to May 21, 2020
o May 22, 2020 to June 18, 2020
o June 19, 2020 to July 16, 2020
o July 17, 2020 to August 13, 2020