Updates from a range of different key areas

Dear Chamber Colleague,

Please find below a series of updates from today across a range of different key areas of interest.

Emergency Draft Legislation – Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020
The Dáil will sit tomorrow from 11am, where TDs will debate the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020.
You can access this draft legislation by clicking here.
You can tune-in tomorrow to watch the debate live from the Oireachtas TV website, which you can access by clicking here.
 
 Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme from Revenue
Revenue will operate a Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The scheme, enables employees, whose employers are affected by the pandemic, to receive significant supports directly from their employer. The scheme is expected to last 12 weeks from 26 March 2020. Draft legislation governing the scheme will be published shortly.
For further details on the scheme, click here.
 
BITC ‘Business Impact on COVID-19: Responsible Business in a time of crisis’ webinar – *Tomorrow*, 26th March 2020
BITC are hosting a ‘Business Impact on COVID-19: Responsible Business in a time of crisis’ webinar, taking place *tomorrow*26th March from 11am – 12 noon, please register via the link below. It is important to do this even if you had previously registered via [email protected] as it will ensure you receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View System Requirements here.
Register now by clicking here.
 
EmployFlex Template for Employers on Remote Working
EmployFlex, the Flexible Work Specialist in Ireland, has published a new template document for Employers on Remote Working.
To access this document, click here.


An Post Delivery Staff to check-in with vulnerable customers
An Post announced four special community support initiatives today:

• Postal Delivery staff will check-in on or older/vulnerable customers along their postal routes across the country

• A free mails and parcels pick up service for these same housebound customers

• A newspaper-ordering and delivery service for all customers, currently being set up in conjunction with national and local newspaper groups.

• The delivery of a further three million free postage-paid postcards to include all prisons, nursing homes and homeless accommodation facilities – 2 million cards already delivered – to help people send love to family and friends.
 
For further information on these new initiatives, click here.

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