Over the coming weeks Drogheda Chamber and Chambers around the country in conjunction with Chambers Ireland are engaging with the HSE, Government Departments and Local Authorities to work through these implications of businesses reopening, while adhering to the directive.
New Announcements -
Phase 1 of Ireland's Roadmap for reopening which is in place right now May 18th
New "warehousing" of deferred tax debts & interest suspension arrangements introduced by Revenue in 3 stages. Should apply automatically to SMEs (i.e. turnover less than €3 million) but larger businesses should liaise directly with their Revenue district.
Restart Grant: The government has agreed details of the new €250 million Restart Grant, which will give direct grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the costs associated with reopening and reemploying workers following COVID-19 closures. Read more here
Anglo Printers Covid-19 Safety Signage Brochure & Pricing
* Also making face shields *
Check out HSE.ie updates ;
Shopping Safely https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/shopping-safely-coronavirus/shopping-safely-coronavirus.html
Latest updates https://www.gov.ie/en/news/7e0924-latest-updates-on-covid-19-coronavirus/
Agency supports to help Irish businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic Visit Gov.ie
The 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 and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. Download Report
May/June Webinars calendar click here - 11th May 2020
The Impact of COVID-19 on Global and EU Trade -The Chief Economist Team published a report.
Some of the key findings include:
9.7% decrease in global trade for 2020
9.2% reduction in extra-EU27 exports of goods and services in 2020
8.7% decrease in extra-EU27 imports 2020
Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business here - May 1
The changes to the public health guidelines that will come into place next Tuesday 5 May are:
- people will be able to go up to 5 kilometres from their home to exercise
- those who are cocooning can leave their homes for exercise as long as they avoid all contact with other people
- the Roadmap sets out Ireland's plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions in 5 phases
Further information https://www.droghedachamber.ie/blog/covid-19-roadmap-for-reopening-society-busines
Financial Planning - LHK Insurance April 30th
Worldwide Health Organisation Survey here.
Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme - Employer Eligibility Updated
Resources for Businesses
COVID-19 Through our affiliation with Chambers Ireland, we have been in regular contact with the various government departments and we will continue to relay important notices and updates to members via email and across our Social Media Platforms. https://www.chambers.ie/media/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-business/
WATCH: A ‘How-To’ video on how to shop safely under new public health advice