Now the citizen science in me has been studying car movements thru out this first day of the nation wide state of emergency . I can report that almost without exception, the cars are mostly single occupancy.
I’m an essential worker but I am worried about catching Covid-19 off my work colleagues, can I quit and go straight on the dole?
My addition: worried about spreading it thru the community, because ill-equiped.
Work and Income says if “you’ve left your job without a good reason or have been fired for misconduct, you may still need to wait up to 13 weeks before your payments start”.
If you are eligible for a benefit between 23 March 23 and 23 November, the government has removed the 1-2 week stand-down period.
Fechney said being concerned about the health and safety impact of Covid-19 would likely be reason enough to ensure someone was not waiting the 13 weeks. However, it might be worth an employee getting a lawyer’s letter to support their Work and Income application.
Those people who serve you at the supermarket and the petrol station, and the people who will wipe your bum if you get sick.
Hutt South National MP Chris Bishop was surprised the factory was open “but there’s going to be funny stuff at the margins of all this stuff”.