The Government published the Return to Work Safely Protocol on 9 May 2020.

The Return to Work Safely Protocol was designed to support employers and workers to put measures in place that will prevent the spread of COVID19 in the workplace when the economy begins to slowly open up, following the temporary closure of most businesses during the worst phase of the current pandemic.

The Protocol should be used by all workplaces to adapt their workplace procedures and practices to comply fully with the COVID19 related public health protection measures identified as necessary by the HSE.

COVID19 Policy Templates:

Return to work from Covid-19 Policy
Remote Working Policy Template
No Hand Shaking Policy Template
Policy Review: Review of current policies and suggested

Policy Review:

Review of current policies and suggested amendments for example sick policy, remote working, annual leave, flexible working policies, lay off & redundancy policies etc.

Guidance and Assistance::

Remote working guidance
Guidance on amending or facilitating breaks to adhere to social distancing
Guidance on annual leave implementation for 2020/2021


A log for contact tracing
Instruction for workers to follow if they develop signs & symptoms of COVID-19 during work (via a policy)
A pre-return work form
A basic office risk assessment with guidance on how to complete
Return to Work Letter Following Lay Off
Memo to Workers about hygiene reminders and welcome back
Annual Leave Management Letter


Guidance on induction training
Drafting of induction training in line with client policies
Induction training roll out to the business (separate costing)

Additional Service:


If you are interested in any aspect of our Return to Work Safely Protocol please contact us on (066)7102887 or (01)9014335 to discuss. Our team can assist in generic ad hoc queries additionally so please do not hesitate to contact us today.