Phase 4 of Ireland's Roadmap

These measures are scheduled to come into place on 20 July 2020 

Marsh Mackey Recruitment - Returning to work safely

View Phase 2 of Ireland's Roadmap for reopening

COVID-19 is still having a major impact on our country. By working together we have made progress – but the virus is still in Ireland. As we reopen our country, it is vital that we all continue to observe the public health guidance. To stay safe, you need to limit where you go and limit the number of people you meet.


Occupational Social Distancing and Remote Working Potential in Ireland

Economic Considerations for Reinstating Economic Activity - an assessment of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic focusing on those sectors of the economy that have been most heavily impacted here

View Phase 1 of Ireland's Roadmap for reopening


Government approves details of Restart Grant for small businesses


Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation

Minister Humphreys announces major expansion of business supports for SMEs

OECD page on Covid-19:

  • The OECD has developed a Covid 19page to provide information on international responses/learning from the crisis, and gives specific sectoral policy briefs -

Minister Doherty announces details of the COVID-19 Employer Refund Scheme

Enterprise Ireland Business Response -COVID-19

Screen Skills Ireland / Screen Skillnet / Animation Skillnet -  free online courses & supports

Trainers Learning Skillnet Courses

 SOLAS - eCollege

  • Online tutor supported courses with eCollege.  In response to the COVID-19 situation courses are temporarily being made available FREE of charge to over 16s.  Visit eCollege for more information


NALA Covid-19 supports

Many people are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information around COVID-19 but for the one in six adults (521,000) with unmet literacy and numeracy needs in Ireland, it is more challenging. NALA is focussing on supporting these adults during this time with:


Freephone support line 1 800 20 20 65 to talk to adults about brushing up their reading, writing and digital skills. We also help with reading and understanding health information, particularly around COVID-19. 

The public can also Freetext LEARN to 50050 and we will call them back.

We are open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm.


Distance learning service with tutors working with adults over the telephone to brush up on their literacy, numeracy or digital skills. It is free and confidential. We also have an online interactive website where you can practise your skills and work towards a QQI Certificate -


Developing and promoting a list of COVID-19 words and terms explained in plain English. You can also download this here. We are sharing this list with learners, education and community services, HSE, the Department of Health,, health services and others in the fight against COVID-19. Please feel free to link to it or use the explanations.


Fun learning activities that parents can do with their children at home -


The Plain English editing and training service is running as normal

If there is anything NALA can do to support your work at this time, please let us know. You can email or phone Helen Ryan at 01 412 7919