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COVID-19 Information for Employers

Published: 24 March 2020
From: Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

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 70 percent of your employees net wage back (up to a maximum of €410) through the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

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.

What to do if you are self-employed

Short Time Work Support Scheme

If you need to place your employees on a shorter working week or have had to cut their hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your employees can apply for Short Time Work Support.

Recruitment Supports

Recruitment Supports during COVID-19

Cross Border(Frontier) Workers

Covid-19 Cross Border Frontier Workers

Additional Supports for your Staff

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: