Government Covid19 Measures

Short Term Lay-Offs

The employer should explain to the employees the reason for the lay-off or short-time working and keep employees informed of the situation during this time. In both cases these must be temporary situations and your employer must notify you to this effect before they start. The best way to do this is by using Part…

Coronavirus Measures Northern Ireland

If you are unable to work because you are ill, you may be able to get Statutory Sick Pay. It is paid by your employer and can be paid for up to 28 weeks. There is temporary removal of the three-day waiting period if you are claiming Statutory Sick Pay. If you need to self-isolate…

Coronavirus Measures Republic of Ireland

You can apply for a COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment if you: are an employee or self-employed are aged between 18 and 66 years old have lost your job due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic have ceased trading due to the pandemic if you are self-employed are a non EU/EEA worker who has lost employment due…