If you have submitted an application for this emergency payment and have not received a payment into your bank account on Tuesday 31 March, it is because either
1. Your application did not qualify for a Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment; or
2. The details you submitted did not enable us to make a payment.
Applications that did not qualify:If your application was deemed ineligible it was therefore not approved for one of the following reasons;
The Department undertakes control checks on all applications (which involve working with the Revenue Commissioners) to ensure eligible applications are processed into payment.
The Department will write to you to explain which of the above reasons applies to your application. However, as we are faced with very high volumes of customer applications it will take some time for us to contact you.
Applications with Incorrect Details SubmittedA number of applications the Department received did not include correct details in order to enable us to make a payment.
In the majority of cases the reasons for this are;
Re-ApplyHowever if you think you may have incorrectly submitted the above details and you meet all the qualifying conditions set out above for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and you did not receive a payment on Tuesday 31 March 2020 then we request that you submit another application through www.MyWelfare.ie .
Please note re-applications can only be done online through www.mywelfare.ie
"As an essential service provider, Iarnród Éireann continues to operate services, right across the network with some minor exceptions.
Today, with the approval of the National Transport Authority - and as part of schedule revisions across public transport - we began operating a revised schedule.
The revised schedule does see a reduced frequency, but it will ensure we can provide a continued and reliable service to customers. This takes account of any possible escalation of COVID-19 or self-isolation amongst employees given the increase in cases of COVID-19 in the country, and supply chain issues being faced for train maintenance.
However, we are maximising train sizes wherever possible, and from monitoring passenger journeys this morning, this is ensuring that physical distancing is possible on board.
We have also today begun to introduce seat covers to assist in maintaining social distancing measures, see attached photo as example.
We will continue to operate in line with government guideline, throughout the Covid-19 crisis, to ensure that healthcare workers, those working in other essential industries and services and those caring for the elderly and vulnerable, will be able to travel to where they need to get to.
In line with government guidelines, we are advising against all non-essential travel at this time. Intensive and increased cleaning regimes are being employed onboard trains and at stations, focusing on customer and staff touchpoints, and we are also encouraging customers to avoid cash transactions at booking offices: online booking, LeapCard and paying at ticket machines are available to customers.
We will continue to regularly update you throughout this crisis, but for further details, please visit www.irishrail.ie"
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me or my team.
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The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to employers and employees as to what constitutes an essential service where workers cannot work from home and have no option but to travel to work.
In addition, workers in the categories of essential services set out in the attached appendix are permitted to travel to work, subject to compliance with the guidance below.
If you carry out an activity that is necessary for the continued provision of an essential service by another organisation or you are part of an essential supply chain, you should continue to carry out that activity. To the maximum extent possible, that should be done remotely.
The government also recognises that many companies in Ireland are critical to global supply chains that are responding to the COVID-19 crisis, and many companies also perform critical global roles in other aspects of medicine, as well as security, cyber, cloud and data centre infrastructure. It is intended that these essential global roles are encompassed within this national guidance.
What employers should do
What employees should do
Business Continuity and ResilienceAll organisations who provide essential services should have business continuity and resilience plans in place. This should take account of the possibility that key workers or key facilities may be impacted by COVID-19.
Non Essential ServicesIf you are not engaged in the provision of essential services, then you are not permitted to travel to and from work until 12 April 2020.
There will be a grace period until 6pm on Monday 30 March for people who need to make necessary arrangements to wind down their activities in an orderly way. This should however be done in a way that minimises travel and personal interaction as much as possible.
In exceptional circumstances, it is accepted that some extra time will be needed for a wind down of activity, or necessary for a site to continue to operate at a reduced level of activity, for example in complex manufacturing processes or very large construction projects.
ReviewThis Guidance will be kept under ongoing review, and will be updated as required.
Services provided in the following areas are considered to be essential.
Agriculture and Fishing
To assist the public and business owners the following is an indicative list of what are considered essential retail outlets
Essential retail outlets1. Retail and wholesale sale of food, beverages and newspapers in non-specialised and specialised stores
2. Retail sale of household consumer products necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation of residences and businesses
3. Pharmacies/Chemists and retailers providing pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical or dispensing services
4. Retail sale of selling medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores
5. Fuel stations and heating fuel providers
6. Retail sale of essential items for the health and welfare of animals, including animal feed and medicines, animal food, pet food and animal supplies including bedding
7. Laundries and Drycleaners
8. Banks, Post Offices and Credit Unions
9. Retail sale of safety supply stores (work clothes, Personal Protective Equipment, for example)
Businesses that can only offer emergency call-out or delivery servicesIt is recognised that there may be emergency needs arising in a number of areas, the following retailers who can offer an emergency call-out or delivery service can continue to operate on that basis ONLY:
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