Covid Restrictions Update

Covid Restrictions Update

January 25th, 2022

Following public health advice on Friday, the government agreed that most of the public health measures currently in place can be removed.

The efforts of the Irish people over recent weeks to reduce social contacts, and take care when they did meet others, combined with the high uptake of the vaccination and booster programme, has made a considerable difference to the public health situation.

Mask Wearing 
Mask wearing is still a requirement within retail premises. We have designed the below poster to keep your customers informed.

Mask Wearing Signage

Measures That Have Been REMOVED
  • Formal requirements for physical distancing in general (2m)
  • Physical distancing requirements in hospitality (table service, 1 metre between tables, 6 per table)
  • COVID pass requirement across all domestic venues/activities
  • Requirement to maintain contact details

Financial Support Updates

  • The reduced levels of Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS), due to commence on 1 February, will be delayed by a month for businesses that were directly impacted by the public health restrictions introduced in December 2021
  • A restart payment of 1 week’s support will be paid to Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) recipients to assist reopening
  • The tax debt warehousing scheme to provide liquidity support to businesses will be extended by a month to 30 April 2022
  • Fees for special exemption orders for late licences will continue to be waived until 30 April
  • The PUP will close for new applications from 22 January. Anyone remaining on PUP will move to a weekly rate of €208 with effect from payments made on 8 March. After that, remaining PUP recipients will start transitioning to standard jobseeker terms, and if eligible, will move onto a jobseekers payment with effect from payments on 5 April
  • Enhanced Illness Benefit will be extended until the end of June 2022
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