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What supports are available if I am sick or must self-isolate due to COVID-19?

11, 09-2020

The new Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit would provide $500 per week, for up to two weeks, effective September 27, 2020 for one year, for workers who are unable to work because they are sick or must self-isolate due to COVID-19. This new benefit would fulfil the Government of Canada’s commitment as part of the Safe Restart Agreement with provinces and territories to provide up to two weeks of sick leave to all Canadians in the context of COVID-19.This benefit is pending the passage of legislation in the House of Commons and Senate. More details will be made available soon. See HERE to learn more.

Also see, “I have or may have the COVID-19 Coronavirus. In BC, can I take time off without losing my job?