The announcement of the Temporary COVID Disaster Payment on 3 June by the Morrison Government paves the way for assistance for Australian workers most vulnerable to hot-spot lockdowns.
Those in Greater Melbourne will be the first recipients but the scheme is designed to be ready to assist workers in any area in the event of future lockdowns of more than a one-week duration.
Unlike the JobKeeper program the assistance under this program is direct from the government to the employees, rather than employers to employees.
Therefore, employers are not required to report related information via Single Touch Payroll
and no special instructions are required for users of Sybiz Visipay
who have employees that will participate in this scheme.