What leave do I access when isolating or getting tested for COVID? 

Understanding Your Leave Entitlements at Centacare

Members of The Services Union have had questions about their leave entitlements when isolating or being tested for COVID. Our Union reached out to Centacare to clarify this issue. 

Following our Union’s inquiry, Centacare have confirmed that since 15 December 2021, there have been some inconsistencies in the application of leave protocols for COVID testing and isolation. This has led to payroll errors for some workers. 

Our Union knows isolating and/or testing for COVID is stressful enough. Workers shouldn’t have to worry about accessing leave entitlements on top of it all. Therefore, our Union is helping members who have been impacted by this from 15 December 2021 onwards. 

If you believe you’ve been impacted by this or if you’d like to know what leave you can access when isolating or getting tested for COVID, click here to email your Union Organiser.  

If you’ve been impacted by this and you aren’t yet a Union member, now is the time to join.  


Why should I join The Services Union? 

Union members at Centacare fight every day to make sure your workplace is one that is safe, fair, and respectful. We know mistakes can happen and this issue is a clear example. Sometimes things will go wrong – and when they do, our Union will be by your side. 

However, it’s important to know that being a Union member comes with perks, too. Not only do you get support and advice with any work-related questions, but you can also save money on day-to-day purchases such as petrol, home goods, travel – the list goes on. 

Keen to learn more?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please contact your Union Organiser at their details below. 

Workers who are not members of The Services Union can contact Centacare directly to address the issue. 

The Services Union Contact Details 
Darci Wanamaker – Union Organiser 
0407 172 755 
[email protected]