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Re: What If sole trader receiving job keeper catches cov19 or has to isolate ?

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What happens if a sole trader receiving jobkeeper has to cease trading cos of catching cov19 or having to isolate because close contact catches it ? Are they no longer eligible and no longer covered by rental reductions under code of conduct ?
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Hi @Bindip 

See JobKeeper guide for sole traders.

The eligibility requirements are detailed there.

If you remain actively engaged in your business even if you cease trading briefly due to illness, you are still eligible for JobKeeper. You may like to visit the Australian Business Register website for more information on carrying on an enterprise.

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Not everyone with COVID is seriously ill. You should keep being actively engaged in your business (There are usually business tasks you can do from home) even if it is not full time. If you are seriously ill ring the ATO and provide them with evidence of your hospital admission and get someone to do your monthly JK declaration for you
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Unfortunately not much a hairdresser can do from home while sick with covid. Hopefully it won’t happen but I imagine a lot of small business owners would just keep working if only mildly ill - jobkeeper helps but for some it won’t be enough to make a mildly sick person get tested and stay home.
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Hi @Bindip

 

Thanks for getting back to us.

 

We understand where you are coming from. @KatieAcacia is correct. Other tasks related to your business, e.g. administrative tasks completed at home, would still enable you to meet the actively engaged eligibility requirement.

 

Good luck with it all.

 

 

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Hi @Bindip 

See JobKeeper guide for sole traders.

The eligibility requirements are detailed there.

If you remain actively engaged in your business even if you cease trading briefly due to illness, you are still eligible for JobKeeper. You may like to visit the Australian Business Register website for more information on carrying on an enterprise.

Thanks.

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