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COVID-19 Advice for Employers & Businesses

The Department of Health and the Public Health Agency (PHA) are leading on the Northern Ireland response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

On 24 March 2020, the Executive Office in Northern Ireland published a list of essential businesses that are permitted to remain open to members of the public during the Coronavirus emergency.  

Coronavirus: Business Closures Restrictions

If you are an employer or self-employed person then you should review your risk assessments based on the most up to date information provided by the Department of Health and the Public Health Agency (PHA) and take appropriate action.

As the situation is constantly evolving, it is important to seek up-to-date information regularly about the coronavirus situation in Northern Ireland by vising the above websites and updating your risk assessments and control measures as new advice or information is provided.


Advice for Employers and Employees

The Department of Health has produced useful information and guidance on how to protect your business, your employees and others from the spread of COVID-19​​

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) have useful information for employers and employees at

The Department for the Economy has published guidance on: 


Sports Ground Safety Advice

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) have issued guidance in relation to sports grounds and sporting events concerning coronavirus risks at: