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Tanaiste urges employers to facilitate staff to work from home

Written by Robert McHugh, on 5th Jan 2021. Posted in Ireland

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The Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar has asked employers to facilitate their staff to work from home wherever possible at this critical time in Ireland's ongoing fight against Covid-19.

Varadkar warned that Ireland is now in the middle of a third wave of the virus and the increase in infections, hospitalisations and numbers in ICU is extremely concerning.

In a statement today, Varadkar said, "I'm asking employers to encourage and accommodate their employees to stay at home unless they are essential workers. I want to urge everyone who can work from home to do so. I recognise that this will be more difficult for some more than others and I trust that employers will once again show understanding and support their workers in the transition."

He added, "The increase in cases that we are seeing is beyond anything any of our models predicted. We need to get case numbers down now and urgently flatten the curve to protect our most vulnerable and ensure our hospitals can continue to provide the best care to those that need it."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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