In an effort to support SMEs across Ireland, we have put together a compilation of COVID 19 Business Resources to save you time:

RESTART Grant for Small Businesses

    • Direct grant aid of between €2,000 minimum and €10,000 based on commercial rates bill from 2019.
    • Scheme applies to small businesses with a turnover of under €5m and employing 50 people or less.
    • Scheme opens for applications on Friday 22 May through the Local Authorities. Roadmap for reopening society and business

The roadmap sets out Ireland’s plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions on:

Local Enterprise Office 

    • Checklist of Preparatory Actions

Local Enterprise Office – RESPONSE

    • Links to KEY SUPPORTS

    • Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

Enterprise Ireland 

HSA COVID-19 Templates and Checklists

These checklists and templates have been prepared to help employers, business owners and managers to get their business up and running again and to inform workers about what they need to do to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace.

They have been drafted based on the Government’s Return to Work Safely Protocol and should be read in conjunction with the Return to Work Safety Protocol. Employers and workers must work together to keep workplaces safe.  These checklists will help you to do that. 


Return to Work FormWord ǀ PDF
COVID-19 Response PlanWord ǀ PDF

Employer Checklists:   

Checklist 1: Planning and PreparingWord ǀ PDF
Checklist 2: Control Measures to Prevent InfectionWord ǀ PDF
Checklist 3: COVID-19 Induction Word ǀ PDF
Checklist 4: Dealing with a Suspected Case of COVD-19Word ǀ PDF 
Checklist 5: Cleaning and DisinfectionWord ǀ PDF

Employee Checklist:

Checklist 6: WorkersWord ǀ PDF

Supports for businesses impacted by COVID-19 – Citizens

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

    • Practical Steps for SMEs facing Financial Challenges

Travel risk advice by the Department of Foreign Affairs

Health advice from the Department of Health 

Global advice from the World Health Organisation