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Hummingbird82

Hello everyone,

I'm currently applying for a job with Corrections Queensland and I have an interview on Monday. 

We have just gone back to stage 3 restrictions and I'm trying to work out whether I would need to quarantine in a hotel for 2 weeks if I were to get the job? As I would be required to quarantine with a 9 year old with ASD and a just turned 2 year old by myself. And it would cost $4000 which we can't afford.

Does anyone know whether I would need to quarantine in a hotel or not for 2 weeks? I don't want to do heaps of work for the interview, if I wouldn't take the job due to quarantine restrictions. 

 

Thank you for your help!

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seayork2002

I thought the borders were closed so until they open you could not leave Vic nor enter Qld? (As I understand it that is)

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dadwasathome
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If you and your family are approved to enter you will need to undergo a mandatory 14 day hotel quarantine.

https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/border-closing

As per the PP, you'll also need the OK to leave Victoria until its current restrictions cease. I think I also read you need to pay for the quarantine in Qld.

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.Jerry.

If you get the job, could you negotiate a later start date?

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lucky 2

Bad timing! I'd be calling the possible future employer. If they are very keen to have you and you are permitted to move states then will they pay for your quarantine?

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Hummingbird82

Great suggestions thank you. 

I think I will do the interview and try and negotiate a later start date to avoid quarantine if I get the job. Thank you.

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Hummingbird82
50 minutes ago, lucky 2 said:

Bad timing! I'd be calling the possible future employer. If they are very keen to have you and you are permitted to move states then will they pay for your quarantine?

Terrible timing!!

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RichardParker

Or you may be able to be granted an exemption to complete the quarantine at your new home. 

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Hummingbird82
50 minutes ago, RichardParker said:

Or you may be able to be granted an exemption to complete the quarantine at your new home. 

This was what I was hoping may be an option. As someone moving to Queensland permanently? I had a read of the conditions and wasn't sure though. 

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born.a.girl
2 hours ago, Hummingbird82 said:

Hello everyone,

I'm currently applying for a job with Corrections Queensland and I have an interview on Monday. 

We have just gone back to stage 3 restrictions and I'm trying to work out whether I would need to quarantine in a hotel for 2 weeks if I were to get the job? As I would be required to quarantine with a 9 year old with ASD and a just turned 2 year old by myself. And it would cost $4000 which we can't afford.

Does anyone know whether I would need to quarantine in a hotel or not for 2 weeks? I don't want to do heaps of work for the interview, if I wouldn't take the job due to quarantine restrictions. 

 

Thank you for your help!

What a shocker for you.  We all know the obvious who are affected, but there must be untold numbers of people in similar circumstances who simply don't know where they stand.

Blood virus.

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Hummingbird82
1 minute ago, born.a.girl said:

What a shocker for you.  We all know the obvious who are affected, but there must be untold numbers of people in similar circumstances who simply don't know where they stand.

Blood virus.

Thank you born.a.girl. It's really a first world problem I guess and there are people much worse affected, but it does create lots of uncertainty. 

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Hummingbird82

I would be exempt from quarantine if 8 met their exemption criteria. I imagine I would still need to quarantine at home for 14 days which I would absolutely do. I guess it would depend whether I was deemed to be a specialist worker - I suspect I wouldn't be. I don't think Corrections would be specialist?

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/border-restrictions

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Dianalynch

I’d say do your best at interview, govt departments often pay relocation assistance so they may well cover your quarantine payment. If you are made a formal offer for the job, that’s the time to ask, not at interview. Alternatively negotiate a later start date, again when you have a formal offer. 

gah a 9yo with adhd and a 2yo - I have adhd, my ds probably does, I understand your pain 

 

good luck with it all 

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born.a.girl
5 minutes ago, Hummingbird82 said:

Thank you born.a.girl. It's really a first world problem I guess and there are people much worse affected, but it does create lots of uncertainty. 

I know there are lots worse affected, but that doesn't mean you haven't unfortunately found yourself at a stage of your life where this impacts you more than it would have, if it happened two years ago.

I sold my business of 25 years four years ago.  It would have been an absolute nightmare if I had been 1) still running it, or 2) trying to sell it.

Due to the nature of the business, the turnover wouldn't have dropped in a way that qualified for jobkeeper, but at the time of the year when I made 80% of my sales, they would have dropped by over 50%.  It happened during the GFC and it would have been worse this time.

All I can do is breathe a sigh of relief, and feel for those of you for whom the timing is not so great.  TBH I feel a little guilty, it's like I really fluked a win.

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Hummingbird82
22 minutes ago, born.a.girl said:

I know there are lots worse affected, but that doesn't mean you haven't unfortunately found yourself at a stage of your life where this impacts you more than it would have, if it happened two years ago.

I sold my business of 25 years four years ago.  It would have been an absolute nightmare if I had been 1) still running it, or 2) trying to sell it.

Due to the nature of the business, the turnover wouldn't have dropped in a way that qualified for jobkeeper, but at the time of the year when I made 80% of my sales, they would have dropped by over 50%.  It happened during the GFC and it would have been worse this time.

All I can do is breathe a sigh of relief, and feel for those of you for whom the timing is not so great.  TBH I feel a little guilty, it's like I really fluked a win.

As they say... Timing is everything. I'm really glad that everything worked out for you. Try not to feel guilty, you made the best decision at the time and it worked out. No one saw this coming. I didn't even see this coming when I first heard about coronavirus in Wuhan! Which seems laughable now. Unfortunately there are so many people who are so badly affected in so many ways now. 

What was your business? 25 years is a long time to have a business!

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Sancti-claws
12 hours ago, Hummingbird82 said:

I would be exempt from quarantine if 8 met their exemption criteria. I imagine I would still need to quarantine at home for 14 days which I would absolutely do. I guess it would depend whether I was deemed to be a specialist worker - I suspect I wouldn't be. I don't think Corrections would be specialist?

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/border-restrictions

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Given that the latest case that the area I live in had was a vege picker who came in without requiring quarantine under this and there are stories of road workers who get exempted you may have some wiggle room - of course, a lot changes in a month...

My new boss has started work remotely but is moving up from Tasmania - at the time they had timed everything to come through July 10 - of course, one of the problems with coming from Tasmania is that you have to come through Victoria, and I read something today about stopping anyone who has even been in Victoria for the last 14 days!

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dadwasathome
59 minutes ago, Sancti-claws said:

Given that the latest case that the area I live in had was a vege picker who came in without requiring quarantine under this and there are stories of road workers who get exempted you may have some wiggle room - of course, a lot changes in a month...

My new boss has started work remotely but is moving up from Tasmania - at the time they had timed everything to come through July 10 - of course, one of the problems with coming from Tasmania is that you have to come through Victoria, and I read something today about stopping anyone who has even been in Victoria for the last 14 days!

Up until today, the NSW orders had specifically excluded the main Melbourne airports for this reason. I haven't checked the new order. Perhaps the specifics of the Qld rules also provide for this?

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dadwasathome

Found it - "

Under the Border Restrictions Direction (No. 6), a person who has been in COVID-19 hotspot is not required to quarantine if the person:

  • was in the COVID-19 hotspot for the sole purpose of transiting through an airport in the COVID-19 hotspot and did not leave the confines of the airport; or"

From here https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/hotspots-covid-19

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RichardParker

I’d just go for the job and work out the details later. Your employer will help with writing any supporting letters necessary to be granted an exemption to hotel quarantine - you’ve got good reasons. 

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