Information for Employers

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection have introduced a range of measures to provide income support to people affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Schemes
The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) replaced the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) from 1 September 2020. It is expected to continue until 30 June 2021. The EWSS provides a flat-rate subsidy to qualifying employers based on the numbers of eligible employees on the employer’s payroll. 
If you are self-employed, you can apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.
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Useful links
Return to Work Safely Protocol
Sample essential services letter
Short term working booklet
Latest updates on Covid-19 (Coronavirus) from DEASP
Government announces National Covid-19 Income Support Scheme
Checklist of preparatory actions for businesses in responding to COVID-19
Covid-19 guidance for supply chain workers
World Health Organisation getting the workplace ready for COVID-19
HSA COVID-19 advice
Support for businesses impacted by COVID-19 through commercial rates deferral
Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Charities – Frequently Asked Questions
Insolvency Service of Ireland – Notice re Covid 19 and those Debtors experiencing payment difficulties