COVID-19 – Response Plan for Enterprise Partners


Skillnet Ireland is fully supportive of the National efforts to address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health in Ireland. We are closely monitoring developments relating to the COVID-19 and engaging with our colleagues across Government including the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and the Department of Health in relation to recommended precautionary measures.


Our Focus

    1. Assisting businesses through the COVID-19 crisis and preparing business owners, managers and teams for the recovery.
    2. Providing our enterprise partners with additional funding, together with a range of targeted support measures, so they can assist businesses through the crisis and beyond.
    3. Supporting the Government response to the COVID-19 outbreak.


“Over the coming months businesses will grapple with tough questions relating to 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


Skillnet Ireland Measures

    1. COVID-19 Response Fund
    2. Expanding our Future Skills Programme
    3. Driving Strategic Collaborations
    4. Providing Industry Insights on the COVID-19 Impact


Please click here or on the button below to view the Skillnet Ireland COVID-19 Response Plan document.




Impact on Skillnet Ireland Services

Skillnet Ireland and our 73 Skillnet Networks remain open for business and continue to provide a range of workforce development supports to businesses across Ireland, including a range of online learning programmes and in-company training.

In line with Government recommendations announced on 12 March 2020, all Skillnet Ireland Network indoor training programmes and events with over 100 attendees are cancelled until further notice. These events will be rescheduled at a later date, subject to public health advice.

If you have queries relating to a specific Skillnet Network event, please contact the relevant Skillnet Network. Full contact details for our 73 Skillnet Networks are available here.


Additional Supports

Business Supports

Health Advice



We advise Irish businesses is to review the Government of Ireland’s website and the HSE website, which are providing the most up to date information to citizens and businesses on guidance for COVID-19. Skillnet Ireland will update this page to reflect new developments as they arise.

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