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 Scheme
If you are an employer who can show that you have lost at least 25 percent of your trade - you will be able to claim 70 percent of your employees net wage back (up to a maximum of €410) through the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme.
Employers have to sign up to the scheme through Revenue.
All employers who have applied to the older COVID-19 Employer Refund Scheme will be automatically transferred onto the new, higher payment.
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
Roadmap for reopening society and business
List of essential retail outlets
Sample essential services letter
Short term working booklet
Latest updates on Covid-19 (Coronavirus) from DEASP
Temporary Social Welfare Payment Details
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 including advice for employers and FAQs for employers and employees on home-working
Data Protection and COVID-19
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