Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment, Leo Varadkar has today said this is a significant week for business with around 12,000 due to reopen their premises or resume normal trading, and 100,000 people expected back to work this month.
Varadkar said Government financial supports will remain in place at least until the end of June, and that the government is working on new financial supports for those most affected by the lockdown. These will be announced at the end of May. Businesses opening tomorrow will receive a double CRSS payment for each of the next two weeks to help with the cost of re-opening.
In a statement, the Tanaiste said, "We are still asking people to work from home wherever possible. The virus is still circulating, and around two thirds of the adult population have yet to receive the vaccine. Mixing in the workplace can allow the virus to spread, so we all need to continue playing our part in defeating this cruel virus."