The new norm for Christmas at work

This is traditionally the time of year when preparations are well underway for the annual Christmas festivities. Whether it is the Christmas party, gift and bonuses for staff or a workplace shutdown, excitement is normally mounting about the planned activities. Coronavirus has clearly put a significant dent in the normal Christmas proceedings but there are…

Winter COVID-19 restrictions

As of 1st December 2020, Ireland will move to Level 3 restrictions nationally with some exceptions over the Christmas period.  The exceptions over Christmas will commence on 18th December 2020 and are in an effort to allow people to have a good Christmas.  The main objective is to keep people safe and well and continue…

Budget 2021 impact

For an quick and easy view of the Budget 2021 changes just download our free factsheet below Budget 2021 factsheet   On 13th October 2020, Budget 2021 was announced.  In the middle of a global pandemic, the Government were faced with the challenges of preparing a Budget for the country that also took into account…

Impact of the Level 5 Restriction

The Irish Government announced a move to Level 5 Restrictions as of midnight on Wednesday, 21st October 2020.  These restrictions are in place for a 6 week period (when the announcement was made). Level 5 restriction include:  People should stay at home unless they are required to attend to work to carry out essential services where their physical…

Safe ways to clock in and out

During the COVID-19 pandemic our working practices have changed considerably and none so obviously as our contact with people and equipment in the workplace. Employers are having to think creatively about how their staff interact with each other and how the business can operate with a minimum of shared equipment. One vital area of consideration…