Covid-19 Support for employers


For employees who have been laid off due to the Covid pandemic –  they can apply for a six week emergency payment. Please note that this is a temporary arrangement and during this period of six weeks the application for the jobseekers allowance should be submitted. Please find the application form below:

Application Form

Short-Time Working 

A Short Time Work Support is available from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and is an income support payment for employees who have been temporarily placed on a shorter working week and is intended to help employers during periods of temporary difficulty. Further details below:

Short-time working support


As a rule there is no Entitlement in Ireland to receive sick pay from your employer, it is the Employers discretion if they wish to pay sick Pay.

Covid 19 – Employees are entitled to claim Illness Benefit from the Department of Enterprise and Social Protection (“DEASP”) if they test positive for Covid 19 for the period of  self-isolation.

Please see below link attached with information how to claim benefit:

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