COVID-19 and work

If you have questions about vaccination mandates in your state or territory, or any other COVID-19 questions, please call the MSC on 1300 137 636.

Are you affected by a lockdown?

Employers have largely worked well with CPSU representatives to develop workplace responses that keep you, and the community, safe.  

As the situation has potential to change quickly, please continue to monitor your state or territory's Department of Health website for the latest advice and updates to exposure sites.

We know that we can get through this together – and your union is here for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need assistance or advice.

Our Member Service Centre is open 8am – 8pm (Sydney time) Monday - Friday. Call 1300 137 636 or email [email protected].

Is your workplace COVID-safe?

The CPSU is working with employers to ensure that any return to workplaces is done safely and sensibly.

CPSU delegates and health and safety representatives (HSRs) will complete our comprehensive Return to Work checklist  to assess the safety of members in their workplaces, and to raise and resolve any issues. There are also new factsheets on COVID-aware workplaces for you.

Once again, don’t hesitate to contact us if you need assistance or advice.

Working from home

If the benefits of changes from the last 18 months are not to be lost, agencies need to move to agree to better work from home policies and practices. CPSU members are looking for agreed policies that provide the right culture, mechanisms and practices to support employees and supervisors to facilitate WFH arrangements.

How does your agency stack up?

The CPSU has been campaigning across the APS to improve working from home policies and to ensure that working from home continues to be available where employees want it. Find out how your agency’s policy currently stacks up. Together, we will continue to push for improvements and greater flexibility for employees.

Compare your agency’s policy with other agencies.

Agency scorecards

These score cards provide a detailed analysis of your agency’s current working from home policy. Click on your agency name below to see your agency’s scorecard. If your agency is not listed, please contact your CPSU organiser. 


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Your health and wellbeing

We can call these times we find ourselves in many things - challenging, unprecedented, anxious – and all are true.

This is a public health challenge and the solution to preventing physical illness presents many mental health challenges. We've compiled some contact details and resources to support you during the pandemic. You can also download this information as a pdf factsheet.

You may be physically isolated, but you are not alone.

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