Government supports for COVID-19 impacted businesses


The Government has issued comprehensive guidance, practical steps and supports for to help your business during this time.

We've highlighted the supports here and remember OSK are available to support you throughout the current crisis - please email your Manager or Director or call 01 4394200.

Talk to your bank

All the banks have announced that they will offer flexibility to their customers, and they may be able to provide payment holidays or emergency working capital facilities.

Take immediate steps to manage your cashflows

Look for scope to:

Use available government supports for working capital

Get advice

Get advice from OSK or use the advisory support available from your Local Enterprise Office.

Check your insurance cover

Check if your insurance policy covers you for an interruption in your business, or a temporary business closure, caused by COVID-19.

Engage with Revenue

Revenue has provided COVID-19 information and advice for taxpayers and agents experiencing difficulties caused by the impacts of COVID-19.

Revenue has also issued updated advice to SMEs experiencing cashflow difficulties arising from COVID-19. This includes information on tax returns, late payment interest, debt enforcement and tax clearance.

Be aware of other government supports

Respond: Business Continuity Planning COVID-19 Checklist

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has updated its checklist on Business Continuity Planning which provides a checklist for businesses in responding to COVID-19.

Essential Service Providers

A list of essential service providers under new public health guidelines was published on 28 March 2020. 

Essential Retail Outlets

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has recommended that all non-essential retail outlets close to members of the public. All other retail outlets are to implement social distancing.

Posters and signs for your premises

The Department of Health has developed public health information posters and social distancing graphics to display on premises.

More posters, leaflets and social media assets are available on HSE posters and resources.

Innovate: COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Call

Rapid Response Research and Innovation programme to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has been developed by the government’s research and innovation agencies.

Help: How business can help with supplies and services to respond to COVID-19

For information on how to donate the goods or services of your business or organisation please go to how business can help.

OSK are available to support you throughout the current crisis - please email your Manager or Director or call 014394200. 

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