We adhere to the regional government and local health authority advice in Ireland and update our information daily accordingly.
Am I entitled to sick pay?
Whether a candidate is entitled to sick pay from their employer will depend on the employer's sick pay policy. If the candidate is not entitled to sick pay from their employer, they may still be entitled to other benefits.
Can I take paid holiday?
Subject to the amount of holiday you have accrued, you may be eligible to request holiday.
What benefits are there?
The government has introduced a Covid-19 Illness Benefit, am I entitled?
When a PAYE worker is told to self-isolate by a doctor or the HSE or has been diagnosed with covid-19 (Coronavirus) by a doctor, they can apply for an enhanced Illness Benefit payment of €350 per week. To be eligible for this payment a person must be confined to their home or a medical facility.
Covid-19 Illness Benefit will be paid for a maximum of two weeks where a person is self-isolating, and for a maximum of 10 weeks if a person has been medically diagnosed with covid-19. If a person has been certified for less than 10 weeks, they will be paid for the duration of their certificate.
If an employee is applying for the Covid-19 Illness Benefit they must:
- be self-isolating on the instruction of a doctor or the HSE and diagnosed with covid-19;
- be absent from work and confined to home or a medical facility
- been in paid employment immediately prior to claim
What about asymptomatic employees?
My hours have been reduced?
If the company where I am an agency worker is instructed to close or to adopt remote working – will I be paid, what will I get paid and how long for?
If the company where I’m temping is not instructed to close, but does so – will I get paid, what will I get paid and how long for?
If a dependent has to self-isolate/ I have to care for them – will I be paid, what will I be paid, and for how long?
Subject to any legislative changes, you will not be paid if you are not working, unless you have accrued holiday which you can choose to take. However, you may be able to work from home dependent on the customer’s policies and agreement.
If you continue to work you will be paid as normal. Unfortunately, if you are not able to work and you are not unwell, you would not be paid. You may be able to claim income support from the Irish Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
I have to care for my child/children – will I be paid, what will I be paid and for how long?
What if I cannot work remotely but the customer is asking us to, will I be paid, what will I be paid and for how long?
How do I let you know that I am unable to attend work?
Do I need proof to travel to work?
Is there any work-from-home support available?
Click here for guidance on working from home, which includes some tips on staying productive, and how to maintain good mental and physical health.