Return to work guidance

The National Return to Work Safely Protocol provides guidance that can be applied across all industry sectors. This document is a framework on which to build your return to work planning. The Protocol’s intention is to provide confidence and support to businesses and their employees that the safety and well-being of people at work can be securely managed, as we begin to reopen our economy.


In conjunction with the Return to Work Safety Protocol, Templates, Checklists and Posters have been prepared to help employers, business owners and managers to get their business up and running again.


In addition to the National Return to Work Safely Protocol several sector specific documents have also been published: 

Several resources to support small firms prepare to reopen can be found on the SFA website. FAQs, webinars, checklists, medical questionnaire and information on First Aid in the workplace is now available.


Employers can get information on the financial supports and business advice available to help with their cash flow, payroll and long-term investments. The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has set up a business support call centre for information on the supports available for businesses affected by COVID-19. You can call 01 631 2002 or email 

You can also contact the Health and Safety Authority with queries. You are encouraged to contact the HSA electronically during COVID-19 as their staff are working remotely and they have limited access to post.


For any further information please feel free to contact a member of the SFA team or email us at  (is this the right email address?) 

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