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Award Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic Update

With the continued impact of COVID-19 on workplaces, the Fair Work Commission has announced the decision to extend in a number of modern awards the temporary Award Flexibility provisions and unpaid pandemic leave (Schedule X).



The extension of the temporary Award Flexibility provisions affect the below modern awards:

  • Restaurant Award

  • Clerks Award

  • Hospitality Award

  • Vehicle Award

  • Fast Food Award

  • Education (General Staff) Award

For full details go to the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website.


The extended unpaid pandemic leave (Schedule X) effects some awards. There are different end dates for Schedule X so please ensure you check your Award. You can see a full list of Awards with unpaid pandemic leave and their new end dates by going to the Fair Work Ombudsman's website.


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