Below please find guidelines 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
- The risk of catching coronavirus in Ireland
- Symptoms of coronavirus
- When you may need to be tested for coronavirus
- How coronavirus is spread
- Protect yourself from coronavirus
- Children and coronavirus
- Treatment for coronavirus
- At-risk groups and coronavirus
- Pets and coronavirus
- Avoid all non-essential travel to China
The FAQs document on the HPSC website also details instructions for employers in this situation
All non-essential travel to mainland China and other affected areas should be avoided.