COVID-19: Reopening Your Workplace Toolkit

Instant health & safety and HR advice on how to prepare your business for reopening post-COVID-19. Bookmark the page and check back regularly for further guidance.

Essential reopening guidance

Prior to reopening your business, you'll need to consider health & safety and HR issues such as sourcing Personal Protective Equipment, updating your risk assessment or the possibility of having to restructure your workforce. 

The documents provided below are updated regularly and will help you prepare for reopening. Always check back in for the latest updates and contact your Peninsula advice team on 01 855 5050 (Dublin) or 021 212 9917 (Cork).


Reopening the Workplace 

DOWNLOAD: Coronavirus: An Employer's Guide to Reopening the Workplace

DOWNLOAD: Coronavirus: An Employer’s Guide to Income and Business Supports

DOWNLOAD: COVID-19: Varying Terms & Conditions

DOWNLOAD: Home Working: Employee Health & Safety and Wellbeing

DOWNLOAD: Physical Distancing Poster

DOWNLOAD: Safe Use of Face Coverings


E-learning: Don't miss out on one of Peninsula’s upcoming HR and employment law e-learning sessions which are specifically tailored to the challenges that employers are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic - download your e-learning schedule for July 2020.


Disclaimer: The information provided here relates to a new, untested area of law arising out of extraordinary circumstances. The guidance is being updated regularly and it is important that you speak to our expert HR advisors on the subject. Reliance on any views expressed is specifically excluded.

VIDEO: Reopening your Workplace: COVID-19 HR and Employment Law Considerations

This video discusses the HR and employment law considerations when reopening your business post-COVID-19, covering issues such as:

    • Refusal to return to work
    • Avoiding discrimination claims
    • Which employees should stay at home
    • Adjusting hours and responsibilities
    • Working from home
    • Offers of employment
    • Data protection considerations
    • Managing annual leave

VIDEO: Changing My Employees' Terms & Conditions during COVID-19

This video discusses the aspects of changing employees' terms & conditions, including:

    • Express & Implied Terms
    • Process of how to change T&Cs
    • Risks associated
    • Step by step guide
    • Checklist to double check

VIDEO: COVID-19: The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme: Where are we now?

This video discusses all aspects of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme, including:

    • The latest statistics and legibility criteria.
    • The Phases, including Phase 2, discussed in detail.
    • Tapering and how to calculate Average Net Weekly Pay.
    • Your FAQs answered.
    • And how to make a claim for employees’ wages

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