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The ReBound initiative is led by Skillnet Ireland and delivered in partnership with:

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Times have changed.
So must our business practices.

As Irish businesses return to the workplace, many will have to adjust to adopt the practical changes necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Skillnet Ireland’s enterprise-led ReBound Mentoring initiative was designed to guide SME Owners and Managers in implementing the ‘Return to Work Safely’ Protocol and to help navigate a secure recovery.

Responding to the new normal involves several steps, from implementing the ‘Return to Work Safely’ Protocol, workforce management measures, and examining new ways of working. For some companies, this may be simply doing things slightly different than before, and for others, the challenge may be greater, with steeper learning curves.

The ReBound initiative upskills business owners and managers to take on the challenge. Discover more below about the programme.

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The Skillnet Ireland ReBound initiative upskills business owners and managers

 to take action.

Learn more about ReBound supports

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Specialist Upskilling

Specialist supports to assist business owners and managers prepare for the safe reopening of their businesses.

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Shared learning

A shared learning approach will enable all of us to work together to ensure we make the changes necessary to prevent the spread of the virus in the workplace.

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Free to SMEs

Delivered virtually, ReBound will be available free to business owners and managers of SMEs nationwide.

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ReBound Webinar Programme

The ReBound webinar training and information sessions were designed to help SME Owners and Managers across all sectors safely reopen their business, equipping them with the latest information, supports, guidance, and best-practice on implementing the Government’s ‘Return to Work Safely’ Protocol. Over the course of our webinar series, our expert training partners delivered critical information to ensure participants knew what to do in order to reopen their business safely.

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ReBound Mentoring Programme

This free mentor programme was developed specifically for businesses that require 1-to-1 help to build a bespoke Return to Work Safely Plan. Working with an industry-relevant Health & Safety expert mentor, participants were brought through a range of topics, including: developing communication plans, appropriate signage and directions for employees, developing new workplace policies, developing response plans for suspected cases of COVID-19 and facilities management.

Targeted sector

responses for SMEs

Skillnet Ireland and our 70 Learning Networks are continuously working with enterprise partners and stakeholders, to devise and deliver a range of targeted training programmes and business supports to assist member businesses in reopening and putting measures in place that will prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Through the ‘ReBound – Back to Business, Safely’ initiative, a number of Skillnet Learning Networks are developing and delivering unique sector-specific responses to support the safe reopening of businesses.

Click here to find out more about Network ReBound Initiatives.

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Please find information from the Health and Safety Authority here

Other Supports for Businesses:

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The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has set up a business support call centre for information on the supports available for businesses affected by COVID-19. You can call 01 631 2002 or email

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The Department of Education and Skills Regional Skills Fora provides a comprehensive list of COVID-19 Business Supports available. Click here to view.

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IBEC has established a COVID-19 Employer Hub for employers with information on business planning continuity, employer guidance, links to employer supports and many other resources and podcasts. Click here to view

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Chambers Ireland has produced several publications and shared links to key resource webpages in relation to the business response to COVID-19. Click here to view.

Over the coming months businesses will grapple with tough questions relating to the safe return to work, business sustainability, the need for increased use of technology in their business models and preparing their workforce for a new business reality. Working with our enterprise partners and our other stakeholders, Skillnet Ireland will champion and invest in initiatives which support businesses in Ireland to overcome these complex challenges and get ready for the recovery.

Paul Healy
Skillnet Ireland Chief Executive

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