Department Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sports and Gaeltacht

Latest updates

13.10.2020 BUDGET 2021: Ministers Martin and Chambers announce strong suite of support measures

24.09.2020 Supports-for-businesses-impacted-by-COVID-19

24.07.2020 July Jobs Stimulus Swimming Pool Funding

  • The Jobs Stimulus package has made a further €2.5 million fund available to support the re-opening of swimming pools. Swimming is one of the most popular forms of sport in Ireland across all age groups and abilities, but pools are facing real challenges in reopening, in particular with high energy costs.  This welcome fund which Sport Ireland will administer will support reopening of publicly-accessible swimming pools.

Read more: Imaginative range of supports and grants for the Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sports and Gaeltacht sectors

Health & Safety Authority

COVID-19 Templates and Checklists

These checklists and templates have been prepared to help employers, business owners and managers to get their business up and running again and to inform workers about what they need to do to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace.

They have been drafted based on the Government’s Return to Work Safely Protocol and should be read in conjunction with the Return to Work Safety Protocol. Employers and workers must work together to keep workplaces safe.  These checklists will help you to do that.

Further information can be found at


Return to Work Form Word ǀ PDF
COVID-19 Response Plan Word ǀ PDF

Employer Checklists

Checklist 1: Planning and Preparing Word ǀ PDF
Checklist 2: Control Measures to Prevent Infection Word ǀ PDF
Checklist 3: COVID-19 Induction Word ǀ PDF
Checklist 4: Dealing with a Suspected Case of COVD-19 Word ǀ PDF
Checklist 5: Cleaning and Disinfection Word ǀ PDF

Employee Checklist

Checklist 6: Workers Word ǀ PDF

Worker Representative(s) Checklist

Checklist 7: Worker Representative(s) Checklist Word ǀ PDF