‘COVID-19 National & Transitional Protocols for Employers and Workers’’

On 21 January 2022, Government announced the easing of restrictive measures, with a continued strong focus on personal protective behaviours based on individual and sectoral risk assessments over the coming period.

The Transitional Protocol: Good Practice Guidance for Continuing to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19, a revision of the Work Safely Protocol in May 2020, reflects the lessons learned to date and places a greater emphasis on guidance and best practice to support the safe return to physical attendance in the workplace.

This webinar covers the guidance set out in the protocols that are applicable to all sectors, i.e. the protocols are not designed to prohibit the introduction of specific measures in particular sectors or workplaces. On foot of the latest public health and government advice and these guidance documents, all businesses and sectors who have specific guidance should review and update their own guidance in line with the advice contained herein. It should also be noted that employers, in consultation with their workers, may also consider maintaining some of the practices that were introduced of the Work Safely Protocol, as last published on 14 January 2022, also covered in this webinar.

This webinar also covers the Transitional Protocol, which provides that it continues to be a collaborative effort by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE), Health and Safety Authority (HSA), the Health Services Executive (HSE) and the Department of Health. This update protocol also follows discussion and agreement at the Labour Employer Economic Forum (LEEF), which is the forum for high-level dialogue between Government, Trade Union and Employer representatives on matters related to the labour force. This work has also been overseen by the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

Category of CPD: Category B / A
Duration: 1.8 Hours

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