Murray and I both have jobs that we have been absent from for the last 3 months.
Murray is currently on special sick leave. He has been with the NSW Police for over 20 years (seriously) so he is entitled to 8 weeks of special sick leave once his accrued sick leave has run out. He will continue to use up all his different types of leave until it runs out completely (roughly early August). At that point he will apply for Sickness Allowance until he is able (if he is able) to return to work.
I have been on Long Service Leave for the last 3 months. My leave will run out shortly at which point I will be taking "Vice Chancellor's Extraordinary Leave". I have an extraordinarily generous, family friendly, supportive, flexible employer - the Australian Catholic University. Basically I will be on PAID leave (yes - paid leave) until the end of this year due to our extraordinary circumstances. I am so fortunate and thankful to have such a supportive employer! Even if I wasn't able to get paid leave I would be able to take unpaid leave and know that my job was safe.
So that is what we are doing about work - we both have jobs but neither of us will be at them for the next 6 months - and we are both very thankful to have such supportive employers. It is such a relief to know that that is one thing we don't have to worry about. It is also a huge relief to know that seeing as I will be getting paid we will at least have some income coming in to help pay the mortgage and feed the children!