Written answers

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Departmental Communications

Photo of Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin (Kerry, Fine Gael)
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27. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment when additional advice (details supplied) will be issued to employers and employees in relation to the return to the workplace. [49474/21]

Photo of Damien EnglishDamien English (Meath West, Fine Gael)
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As outlined in the roadmap, Reframing the Challenge: Continuing our Recovery and Reconnecting, published by Government on the 31stof August , based on the criteria of over 90% of people aged 16 or over being vaccinated and having regard to the incidence and behaviour of the disease at the time, the Government plans to remove further statutory restrictions from the 22ndOctober. Ireland is currently on track for the relaxation of restrictions on the 22ndof October as set out in the roadmap .

The Work Safely Protocol was developed by Government with employers and trade unions through the Labour Employer Economic (LEEF). As we approach the 22ndof October, further engagement will take place between Government, trade unions and employer representatives, under the auspices of LEEF, and decisions in relation to guidance required for employers and workers following this date, taking account of latest public health guidance and decisions made by Government prior to the 22ndof October.


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