Stay at home: The latest public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 - Updated Essential Services List
Following the escalation of restrictions on business and personal movement in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak, the government has released an updated list of essential services which will permitted to remain open during the restricted period (currently until April 12th).
The government has decided that everyone should stay at home until 12 April 2020, except for the following situations:
Below is copy via EFCEM’s membership of ORGALIM. It contains details regarding the free movement of goods, border control measures, financial and accounting developments across the EU in relation to the COVID-19 crisis:
The European Union has developed a series of actions to fight and overcome the sudden sanitary, economic and social crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
These were presented on Friday 13 March by the European Commission in a Communication on a Coordinated economic response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, outlining a series of measures to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic, using all the instruments at its disposal, in order:
The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme will be available to employers who keep employees on the payroll throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning employers can retain links with employees for when business picks up after the crisis. Additionally, the operation of the scheme will reduce the burden on the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) which is dealing with the other Covid-19 related payments.
Revenue have issued guidance documents on the operation of the scheme..
In its quarterly Spring Economic Commentary, the ESRI said that if Government measures to combat the spread of the virus remain in place for a 12 week period, the economy would shrink by 7.1% this year.
The labour market, which had been in a position of strength before the spread of the pandemic, is also set to face the largest quarterly shock in living memory, according to the ESRI.
At present, people need to stay at home and only leave to:
The Government has today announced a National Covid-19 Income Support Scheme to provide financial support to Irish workers and companies affected by the crisis.
The economic impact of COVID-19 will have a number of ramifications for IFSA member companies, from supply chain disruptions to workforce shortages and even liquidity issues.
IFSA has already written to the major Irish Trade Bodies to request that communication lines be kept open between customers and suppliers and based on your feedback to this survey we will further represent the interests of the sector to influence Irish and EU Government and industry trade organisations.
Please provide us with a view of the most relevant effects for your company and sector via the short survey below. This should take no more than 10 minutes of your time.
All answers are treated with the strictest confidence. Thank you in anticipation of your support, we need all members to respond if possible.
The survey will be closing on 30th March.
Stay safe and thank you for your support.
The IFSA Team
IFSA urges Trade Associations to promote open communication between their member and foodservice suppliers
IFSA has issued communications to all major trade associations across Ireland's hospitality sector including the ITIC, IHF, VFI, RAI, CMAI and BAI to relay the critical need for open communication between customers and suppliers as the realities of the effects of COVID-19 begin to surface.
Orgalim issues statement to the EU Commission on maintaining supply chains and industrial production as part of tackling COVID-19
Orgalim represents Europe’s technology industries: companies that innovate at the crossroads of digital and physical technology. Orgalim industries develop and manufacture the products, systems and services that enable a prosperous and sustainable future. Ranging from large globally active corporations to regionally anchored small and medium-sized enterprises, the companies they represent directly employ 11 million people across Europe and generate an annual turnover of around €2,000 billion and a third of Europe’s manufactured exports.
The following statement, which is fully supported by IFSA was communicated via EFECM, the European Federation of European Catering Manufacturers: