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Information for Services Returning to the Work Place

National Roadmap, Protocols and Support

Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business sets out how and when the COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted.

Return to Work Safety Protocol is designed to support employers and workers to put measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 once work places start to open up. This is 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.

Supports for Businesses  is a booklet aimed at businesses impacted by COVID-19 which contains practical advice and information about resources that may be useful to services.

Useful Information and Checklists

IBEC Return to Work Checklist  is a comprehensive checklist which can be used alongside the Return to Work Safety Protocol.

The Wheel Covid-19 HelpDesk Service has some very good resources for the non-profit sector, including templates and checklists. Some resources are for members of The Wheel, and some are freely available.

COVID-19 An Employers Guide from Enterprise Ireland and the Government of Ireland provides clear and helpful information for Employers about obligations, preventative measures and staff health and safety.

HSE Health and Safety Resources

There have been a number of webinars and presentations organised by HSE DNCC Addiction Services and the HSE National Social Inclusion Office which contain useful information and guidance for services planning to reopen:

Health and Safety: Returning to Work after COVID-19, May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Service Resumption Presentation 12 May 20 – SI DNCC

HPSC Health and Safety Resources

HPSC Guidance for Health and Social Care Workers includes information on delivering health and social care in people’s homes.

HSELand COVID-19 Training

HSELanD contains over 170 eLearning programmes, resources, assessment and planning tools to support you in your current job role and with your personal and professional development. 

You will need to register initially and then you will have access to the following COVID-19 related training and much more:

PPE Use and Infection Prevention and Control

HPSC Video Resources including videos of how to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and other resources for Infection Prevention and Control in various clinical and non-clinical settings.

Donning and Doffing Ear Loop Mask Video

HSPC PPE Guidance and Posters for safe use and donning and doffing of PPE.

CPR – Lay rescuers Guidance with regard to COVID-19

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