Published 1 July 2020 | Updated 14 January 2022
On 8 April 2020, the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) made determinations varying 99 awards, adding unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave flexibility.
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The determinations inserted a temporary new Schedule X into these awards, which provided 2 weeks of unpaid pandemic leave and the ability to take twice as much annual leave at half their normal pay if their employer agreed.
Since that date, the Commission has extended how long Schedule X applies for in many of these awards, with different end dates in each award.
For the rest of the awards, Schedule X stopped operating after a certain time. This means that employers and employees covered by these awards can no longer use these provisions.
This page lists the awards that used to have Schedule X but don’t any more and when it stopped applying.
If your award isn’t listed here, go to Unpaid pandemic leave in awards.
Awards where unpaid pandemic leave has stopped applying
The table below lists the date the unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave at half pay provisions stopped operating in each of the affected awards.
Annual leave at half pay provisions for all remaining awards can’t be used after 31 December 2021. For a list of these awards, see Awards that still have unpaid pandemic leave and their end dates.
If an employee took leave under Schedule X, the leave needs to have started before the end date.