Hi Purple Flag Stakeholders,
We are writing this morning to extend our help & support as we absorb the devastating news for many retailers issued by An Taoiseach last night. While there are still some grey areas in the list of defined ‘Essential Retail’ and will update as we get further clarification. Below is the list issued by Government and Retail Excellence last night: https://www.retailexcellence.ie/2020/10/19/level-5-essential-retail-as-defined-by-government-for-level-5/
Online is deemed essential, so you can have team members instore working on online and click & collect. These staff can travel past the 5km in this scenario.
The Government have announced increased level of supports for the PUP and EWSS payments to previous levels of payments.
In the meantime please see below links with guidance documents for the Hospitality Sector from ATCM/Sheilds Safety which may be of use to you:
If there is anything we can help with, please feel free to contact Eric O’Brien or Maureen Fitzsimons who will make every endeavour to assist.