COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources      

COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. The Government is leading the response in Ireland to this national public health risk and providing up to date information and advice at Two key documents are thenull

Work Safely Protocol

The Work Safely Protocol is the 2nd revision of the Return to Work Safely Protocol first published in May 2020.  It  is a general document that applies to all work sectors.  The Protocol incorporates the current advice on Public Health measures needed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community and workplaces.  It sets out the minimum measures required to facilitate the re-opening of workplaces following temporary closures, and the ongoing safe operation of those workplaces.

Resilience and Recovery Plan

Since September 2020, the Government has been applying restrictions in line with the Framework for Restrictive Measures contained in the Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19. The Framework has five levels and each of these levels sets out what must be done to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  

In February 2021, a revised Resilience and Recovery 2021 Plan: The Path Ahead was published.  This revised Plan outlines how COVID-19 will be managed over the next 6-9 months.  In April the Government announced a range of new public health measures under the Plan.  

NOTE: While every effort is made to keep the information and advice contained on these webpages current, business owners / employers / employees need to adhere to the specific Government requirements and public health advice under the relevant level as outlined in the Resilience & Recovery Plan and updates published on, and