Up to date information from the HSE on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the website: 

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Following the reopening of the construction sector, SIPTU have launched an online worker survey to get a snapshot of your experience of the Covid-19 compliance measures in your workplace.
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Read the National Return to Work Safely Protocol - ICTU User Guide

Up to date information on Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection payments for workers is available on the website:

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The application form for COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment can be downloaded here. This should be returned Freepost to Social Welfare Services, PO Box 1650, Dublin 1.


List of essential service providers under new public health guidelines here.


Public Health Measures in the Republic of Ireland to prevent further spread of COVID-19 here.


Supporting Children with Disabilities during COVID-19

Parents and caregivers of children with disabilities are facing exceptional challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. During these unique times it is important for parents of children and young people with disabilities to take a step back to think and reflect about this new ‘normal’ and what they can do within the resources they have to try to cope with these new challenges


New guidance on Surgical Masks for healthcare workers


This guidance replaces previous guidance on the use of surgical masks in healthcare settings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This guidance is for immediate implementation. The content will be incorporated into other Infection Prevention and Control guidance documents as they are updated.

Use of surgical masks by healthcare workers in the context of viral respiratory tract infection has two objectives:

  1. To reduce the risk of droplet transmission of infection to the wearer.
  2. To reduce the risk of droplet transmission of infection to others.



A new dedicated helpline has been set up for workers who are renting and who have been impacted by Covid-19.

The service will provide tailored advice for anyone worried about being able to pay their rent, in the current crisis.

It is available through a new Freephone number, 1800 77 88 99 or via email on, operating Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, for a two month period.

Anyone whose income has been impacted as a result of COVID-19, can get access to advice and guidance regarding their tenancy, including negotiation with landlords, which is especially relevant in the context of rapidly changing social welfare entitlements and rental laws and policies.

Further details are also available on


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