COVID 19 Leave Application Format for Office

If you have tested Covid 19 positive or if you have symptoms related to COVID 19 then it is better to stay isolated either in your home or in any hospital depending on the severity of the situation. Staying isolated will help in not spreading COVID to others in your office.

Here you can find some sample email formats which you can use to apply for leave during COVID time.

How to Write Leave Application for COVID 19

  1. Mention the subject line as “ Leave Request due to COVID Positive
  2. Address the right person such as your manager, boss, or HR who has authority to sanction the leave.
  3. Tell your boss that you can immediately join in the work once you test COVID negative.
  4. Keep the leave request letter or email short and simple.
  5. Attach a copy of the COVID positive test report.
  6. End the letter respectfully.

COVID 19 Leave Application Format to Manager Sample

Sub: Request for leave due to COVID Positive.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Unfortunately I have been tested as COVID positive and as per doctor’s advice I am staying isolated in my house. And it may take 10-15 days to recover.

So I am requesting  you to please grant me the leave, and I will get back to the work immediately once I test COVID negative.

Thanking you.


Your Name.

Covid  Positive Leave Application to HR Sample

Sub: Leave request due to COVID Positive

Dear Sir/Madam,

This is to bring your kind notice that I have tested positive for COVID 19, and I am staying isolated in my home. As per doctors guideline it may take 10-15 days to recover.

Hence I am requesting you to please approve my leave request until I get a negative result for COVID 19. I hope you understand my health situation and grant me the leave.

I will immediately come back to work once I test negative for COVID. 

And please find my COVID 19 positive test report.

Thanking you.


Your Name.


How many days leave should I take for COVID 19

In general it will take a minimum of 14 days to recover from COVID 19, but it depends on yoru previous medical history and present health conditions.

Will I get salary during COVID 19 leave

It depends on your organization’s leave policy. If you have any sick leaves, casual leaves, or earned leaves then you can use them to cover LOPs ( Loss of Pays.)

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