It’s a tough time for business but there are supports in place for Dublin businesses via the Local Enterprise Offices and central government.

Local Enterprise Offices

Enterprise Ireland (EI)

EI has a number of supports available to help businesses mitigate the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). They are working with all government stakeholders to ensure that businesses are prepared and informed on the most up-to-date advice and supports available.

Other supports

Working from home

During the COVID–19 emergency, many of us are working from home for the first time. Building a new routine is vital to help with adjusting to different workflows and ways of communicating. Freelancers have been remote working regularly for far longer than most of us, so looking to experts for tips and advice can be very helpful. RTÉ have written a guide, and an article about the biggest problems you’ll face while you’re adjusting.

Here are our top tips for coping with remote working:

  • Develop a new work routine for yourself. Decide what time you’re going to start each day, what time you’ll finish and when you’ll break for lunch. It’s important to set boundaries and not overwork yourself – setting timeframes will help with maintaining structure!
  • Get dressed and find a proper space to work in. It may be tempting to work in your pajamas or pull the laptop into bed with you in the morning, but you’ll feel more alert and productive if you get up, get ready as normal and start your day.
  • Pencil in an exercise break – whether it’s before work, after, or on your lunch break, a walk outside or a home workout will help you to feel refreshed (we love the Body Coach and Yoga with Adriene on YouTube, but Instagram is also a great source for workout ideas).
  • Along with using regular emails, it’s a good idea to use video calling software to have team meetings and one-to-one catch ups. From Zoom to Google Hangouts to Skype, there’s plenty of software to choose from – here’s a full lowdown on all the platforms from the Irish Independent.
  • Make some to-do lists or use a daily planner to stay on track with your work and measure productivity. There are plenty of great templates online, including these ones from Irish blogger Erika Fox (a.k.a Retro Flame – also check out her vlog about remote working).
  • When you finish work for the day, practice some digital distancing. Don’t check your emails at night, try to unwind and carve out some me-time. Whether it’s by reading, cooking, watching Netflix, taking a relaxing bath or trying meditation, take time to relax and do something that feels good.

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We’re In This Together

We promote Dublin to the world, via our website (Dublin.ie) and social media. Over the past couple of months we’ve been collecting photos of essential workers, as the county responds to the COVID-19 crisis. We collected them via social media and email, the call open to all who would send a photo. We present their photos here, along with their professions, in thanks for the work they’ve done, and continue to do.

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