Cork Chamber has today acknowledged the importance of a national protocol for returning to work with confidence.
Conor Healy, Chamber CEO said, “To define our recovery locally, nationally and internationally, it is essential to have the appropriate blend of public safety measures, business supports and capital investment stimulus. By setting out a clear national return to work protocol, we are one step closer to recovery.
However, as with all COVID-19 measures so far, this is a fast paced trial being put straight into practice and it is equally essential that an appropriate balance is struck. It must be workable in practice, to truly incentivise a vigorous and resilient recovery.
As we approach implementation, we encourage Government to remain consultative and collaborative in ensuring the Protocol is a success. We will engage actively with our sector groups, via our Sustainable Cork Programme, and have the best information and training services available to our members to ensure this Protocol adds meaningful value on our recovery journey.
We encourage all employers to carefully consider the contents of the protocol as they plan their next steps.”