Below you will find a list of General Business Supports
Other Business Supports
Failte Ireland Covid-19 Adaptation Fund
The €26m COVID-19 Adaptation Fund for tourism and hospitality businesses was announced as part of the July stimulus package. This Fund will help offset the costs incurred as they adapt their businesses before re-opening. Full details will be available here on Tuesday 18 August at 2pm when the Fund opens for applications. Launching on the 18th August
Failte Ireland Guidelines for re-opening
As tourism businesses begin to re-open their doors, how you open in a way that is safe and effective will differ depending on the sector you operate in – with specific advice for hotels, self Catering businesses, B&Bs, caravan and camping businesses, activity providers, attractions and restaurants, amongst others.
Covid 19- Retail Protection & Improvement Guide
This document is intended to consolidate practical guidance on how to manage business continuity of the retail sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. It addresses risks to both workers and the public. It draws from many already published documents which are acknowledged in Section 8.
Return to work safely Guidelines
The attached Return to Work Safely Protocol, is the result of a collaborative effort by the
Health and Safety Authority (HSA), the Health Services Executive (HSE) and the Department
of Health. It is designed to support employers and workers to put measures in place that will
prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, when the economy begins to slowly open
Covid-19 Reopening Guidance for Irish Hair Salons & Barber Shops
This non-exhaustive document describes the steps that Hair salons and Barber shops should take
in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It provides advice on the measures recommended by
Government to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Data Protection and Remote Working
The Data Protection Commission has published guidelines on protecting personal data when working remotely. Practitioners may find it helpful to refer to if they or their staff are working from home.
- Data protection and remote working
- Legal workplace guides to COVID-19
- Managing remote teams
- Regulatory issues
€1 Million Direct Mail Grant
An Post is offering access to a Direct Mail Grant by way of a rebate of up to a maximum of €1,000 in connection with purchase of the An Post Admailer.ie service. The first 1000 applicants can avail of this offer by entering the promo code OPENFORBUSINESS at the Admailer.ie checkout.
Allocations will be made strictly on a first come, first serve basis. An Post may, at its discretion, extend the offer to more than 1000 businesses if it deems appropriate but subject always to the maximum aggregate value of this offer not exceeding €1 million.
Skillnet Rebound Initiative
Skillnet Ireland has launched a new initiative aimed at helping Irish SME owners and managers across all sectors prepare and implement a return to work safely plan for the reopening of their business. The initiative known as ‘ReBound – Back to Business. Safely’ is being offered in conjunction with industry and Government partners.
Helping Businesses Recover and Innovate Post-COVID
Where some businesses were once change averse, many are now change friendly and we are seeing increased interest in the development of longer-term strategic objectives and a real appetite from business to adapt to and innovate within the new environment.
Skillnet, as part of their work since COVID-19 struck, have identified four key areas that will prepare businesses of all sizes and in all sectors for the realities they are now facing