COVID-19

Overview Document This document summarises the social welfare payments available for people who have lost work during the COVID-19 pandemic, who cannot work or who are sick. It also summarises the situation for people currently getting a social welfare payment.
This document is in: Social Welfare
Overview Document An overview of the rules for employees during COVID-19, and the supports you may be entitled to.
This document is in: Employment
Overview Document Information about school during the COVID-19 public health emergency for students and parents.
This document is in: Primary and post-primary education

COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland
Restrictions have been eased. Details of current restrictions in Ireland.

Public health measures for COVID-19
This document describes the key public health measures currently being taken in Ireland against COVID-19.
This document is in: COVID-19 and public health

Vaccines for COVID-19
This page gives information about COVID-19 vaccinations in Ireland. Find out how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
This document is in: Vaccinations

Testing for COVID-19
Find out what the COVID-19 test involves, who can be tested and what to do while you wait for your results.
This document is in: COVID-19 and public health

Contact tracing and close contacts
Contact tracing means finding people who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. This work is done by contact tracers.
This document is in: COVID-19 and public health

Face coverings during COVID-19
Wearing a face covering can help limit the spread of COVID-19. Find out what the law on face coverings in Ireland is, and read advice on how to use one safely and effectively
This document is in: COVID-19 and public health

Restricted movement and self-isolation for COVID-19
Find out what it means to self-isolate due to COVID-19, what it means to restrict your movements and when you need to take these measures.
This document is in: COVID-19 and public health

Services and supports during COVID-19
You can contact organisations for help during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP)
The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is available to employees, self-employed people and working students who have lost employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This document is in: Unemployed people

COVID-19 enhanced Illness Benefit
If you are told to self-isolate or you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you may be able to apply for an enhanced Illness Benefit.
This document is in: Disability and illness

Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme
The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) gives employers impacted by COVID-19 a subsidy per employee to help keep them in employment. The EWSS replaced the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS).
This document is in: Unemployment and redundancy

COVID-19 business supports
This page summarises the supports for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be updated regularly.
This document is in: Self-employment

Working from home during COVID-19
Information about working from home during COVID-19. Covers employer duties and employee responsibilities.
This document is in: Health and safety

Returning to working safely
Information for employers and employees on how to plan for a safe return to work following COVID-19 closures and an overview of the Work Safely Protocol.
This document is in: Work and COVID-19

COVID-19: travel overview
How we travel has changed because of COVID-19. Find information on what to expect if you have to travel.
This document is in: Travel and Recreation

Travelling to Ireland during COVID-19
Information on who can travel to Ireland during COVID-19 restrictions, how to plan your travel and what will happen when you arrive.
This document is in: Travel to Ireland

Travelling abroad during COVID-19
International travel has resumed. This page has information what to do before you go and how to make sure you follow the rules where you are going.
This document is in: Travel abroad

EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC)
An overview of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) and non-essential travel from 19 July 2021.
This document is in: Travel abroad

Childcare and COVID-19
This document summarises the childcare supports available to parents during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
This document is in: Pre-school education and childcare

Renting and COVID-19
This document describes the protections that have been put in place to support tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on the initial emergency period, rental laws introduced to protect tenants financially affected by COVID-19 and the eviction ban legislation.
This document is in: Renting a home

Death and bereavement during COVID-19
Practical information and advice for people who have been bereaved during COVID-19.
This document is in: Death and Bereavement

Returning to Ireland and COVID-19
This document aims to give you information on returning to Ireland in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes practical, up-to-date information on travel advice, public health guidelines, employment rights and social welfare entitlements for people returning to Ireland.
This document is in: Returning to Ireland