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 a percentage of your employees net wage back with Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme
. The government encourages you to top-up your employees' wages to maintain them at their current level of earnings.
This scheme does not apply to people who are self-employed.
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.
A 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: