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SIRA seeks insurer placements for recovering injured workers

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The NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is asking insurers to get in touch if they are happy to host injured workers who are ready to begin recovering at work.

SIRA’s Connect2Work program facilitates a short-term voluntary work placement for an individual with a host employer. It was developed in response to the COVID-19 fallout on both workers and employers.

The host employer receives a training assistance payment of $200 a week and is not required to pay the worker.

The individual may be looking for work, or they may be recovering from an injury and unable to return to suitable employment with their pre-injury employer due to COVID-19.

Employers willing to host workers through the program can email John Zaharis at