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COVID-19 information for Irish SME’s

COVID-19 / Coronavirus information for Irish SME’s

  1. Revenue will engage with any viable business that experiences temporary cashflow difficulties, including difficulties arising from exceptional circumstances such as the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.  Details here 
  2. The government have made available an initial package for business of €200 million . (Haven’t given details on this yet) 
  3. Self-employed people will be entitled to receive either illness benefit (€305pw)  or non-means tested supplementary welfare allowance 
  4. The waiving the requirement for six waiting days for sick pay in respect of medically certified cases of self-isolation in accordance with public health guidelines
  5. The removal of the means test requirement for Supplementary Welfare Allowance in respect of medically certified cases of self-isolation
  6. To contain the transmission of Covid-19, the personal rate of Illness Benefit will be increased from €203 per week to €305 per week for a maximum period of two weeks of medically certified self-isolation, or for the duration of a person’s medically-certified absence from work due to Covid-19 diagnoses
  7. If you have to temporarily reduce an employees hours or temporary lay them off they may be entitled to social welfare payments. It’s critical proper procedures are applied at this stage. Details here