COVID19 Information for Business

23 March 2020 

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Govt announces National Covid-19 Income Support Scheme - Press Release 24th March 

Covid-BookletLink here for access to Booklet

National Government Action Plan Link here

Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation:  Business Continuity Planning- Checklist of preparatory actions in responding to COVID-19 


COVID19 - Employment Permits System Contingency Arrangements LINK HERE

Department of Employment and Social Protection: COVID-19 Information for Employers and Employees. 

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment LINK HERE

COVID Wage Subsidy scheme 

Details are available at and  

COVID-19 Information for Employers and EmployeesA number of income supports are available from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection for your employees during a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) related absence or temporary lay-off from work:  

Citizens Information Briefings

Some Other Supports from Dublin Regional Partners

Enterprise Ireland a comprehensive Business Plan Response Link here

Dublin Chamber have published an SME support doc for remote working “Smarter Working Guide”  

The LEO’s within Dublin are also as publishing the supports but also advice on business planning details, 

Failte Ireland specific to Tourism Hospitality Business Supports

Interested in fully online, tutor supported & industry certified courses?

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In response to the #COVID19 situation @eCollegeIRL courses are temporarily being made available FREE of charge to over 16s. More info @

SCREEN SKILLS IRELAND offering a FREE Working Remotely as an Editor (Online) 3HOUR Session LINK HERE


We are living through an unprecedented crisis, however all the creative, brilliant, dedicated and kind people of Ireland will rise to the challenge. Dublin Regional Skills having postponed all events and meetings since early March to help flatten the curve, remains available for support by email or call 0868377286 during this time - please do not hesitate to reach out. I hope the above as a starting point will help you and your business at this time and information will be updated here for you as more timely information arises. Our Educational Providers also to continue to work hard to offer as much online provisions for their students and graduates but also in some instances for employers and employees who have the opportunity to upskill and adjust to this new environment.