COVID-19

Overview Document This document signposts you to further information on the COVID-19 virus and key sources of updates and information in Ireland.
This document is in: Health
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 types of leave available during the COVID-19 restrictions, and the types of assistance you may be entitled to.
This document is in: Employment

Public health measures for COVID-19
This document describes the key public health measures currently being taken in Ireland, including the new measures in place from 27 March 2020. The main rule is to STAY AT HOME.

Shopping during COVID-19
Practical information on how to shop safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supports for businesses impacted by COVID-19
This document summarises the supports for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be upated regularly.
This document is in: Self-employment

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
The new 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. It is paid at a flat rate of €350.
This document is in: Unemployed people

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme
This new scheme will allow employers to continue to pay their employees during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
This document is in: Unemployment and redundancy

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

Childcare and COVID-19
This document summarises the childcare supports for parents, childcare workers and childcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This document is in: Pre-school education and childcare

Cocooning during COVID-19
Cocooning has been introduced in Ireland to protect people who are over 70 years of age and people who are extremely medically vulnerable to COVID-19 by minimising all interaction between them and other people. The measures aim to stop people who are very high risk of severe illness from coming into contact with the virus.

Older people and COVID-19
Information, resources and advice for older people during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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

Travel plans and COVID-19
Have your travel plans been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic? This document describes your rights.
This document is in: Travel

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

Your finances and COVID-19
Answers to some of the questions you may have about paying your bills and other financial commitments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gives advice about how to protect yourself from COVID-19 scams.