Below please find guideline being issued by Government to industry.  According to the HSE, the risk of catching coronavirus in Ireland is still low. 

Employers are being encouraged to conduct a risk assessment and put business continuity plans in place due to Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Contingency planning for business interruptions / Coronavirus
Business continuity planning is important when faced with unforeseen circumstances / unplanned event such as adverse weather conditions, and or public transport disputes which make it difficult for employees to attend for work. The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is one such example where companies must review their business contingency plan and make a course of action during such crisis. 

Employers can communicate the HSE recommendations to prevent infection spread. These include:

Wash hands properly and regularly

  • After coughing or sneezing
  • after toilet use
  • before eating
  • if in contact with a sick person, especially those with respiratory symptoms

Cover mouth when coughing and sneezing.

  • cover your nose and mouth with disposable tissues
  • if you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your arm or sleeve (not hand)
  • put used tissues into a sealed bin
  • wash your hands

Public health advice posters for COVID-19 are available on for download and display in public offices.

Advice from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre 

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