The Return to Work Safely Protocol is designed to support employers and workers to put measures in place that will prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace as 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 COVID-19 related public health protection measures identified as necessary by the HSE.

ICOS Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders. As such we have developed two programmes to support businesses in achieving the requirements of the protocols.



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Return to Work Safely Protocol


Please also see link to guidance on the safe use of face covering



Return to Work Form

COVID-19 Response Plan

COVID-19 Returning to the Workplace Risk Assessment Prompt Sheet

COVID-19 Social Distancing – Working Environment Risk Assessment



Home Working Risk Assessment Form


COVID-19 Staff Travel Risk Assessment Prompt Sheet

Guidance on Staff Travel During COVID-19



General Risk Assessment Form


Guidance on Completion of the General Risk Assessment Form


Check Lists:

Employer Checklist


Checklist 1: Planning and Preparing

Checklist 2: Control Measures to Prevent Infection

Checklist 3: COVID-19 Induction

Checklist 4: Dealing with a Suspected Case of COVD-19

Checklist 5: Cleaning and Disinfection

Employee Checklist



Checklist 6: Workers

Worker Representative(s) Checklist



Checklist 7: Worker Representative(s) Checklist

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Co-op Specific Guidance



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